Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

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The Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis is a summary of the B.C. hunting and trapping regulations made under the Wildlife Act, prepared for the convenience of hunters and trappers.

The Regulations Synopsis:

  • Sets out general hunting information
  • Summarizes important hunting regulations
  • Defines open seasons with maps indicating closed areas

The 2016–2018 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The Regulations Synopsis is a guide to hunting and trapping in B.C. for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

In the event that there is a need to change a regulation in 2016/17 or 2017/18, the online version will be updated and any changes will be listed here:

Regulations by Region

Click on an area of the map to download the Regulations Synopsis for that region:

Download the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis by region

Management Units

The Province is divided into nine administrative regions, having a total of 225 management units (MU) for the purpose of efficient game management. Each unit is identified by number and is shown with its boundaries delineated in black dashed lines on the maps listed:

General Open Season & Select Private Land Maps

The following maps represent only a few areas within the General Open Season that are open to only portions of a management unit. Refer to the current Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for other boundary information including, but not limited to:

  • Species closed areas
  • Management unit boundaries
  • No hunting/shooting areas
  • Motor vehicle restricted areas

Special Antlerless Mule Deer:

Adult hunters are only permitted to hunt antlerless deer in the designated Special Antlerless Mule Deer areas within these management units:

  • MU 1-2
  • MU 1-4
  • MU 1-5
  • MU 1-6
  • MU 1-15

Special Antlerless Mule Deer areas are "Bow" or "Firearms Using Shot" only. The maps below are more detailed to help supplement those provided in the Regulations Synopsis:

 

Road data is not up-to-date and roads depicted may not exist. New roads from 1995 onwards are not shown on maps.

The preceding maps are poster size maps and will not be legible if printed on standard 8.5x11 inch paper. You will be able to zoom in and take note of boundary details.