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 IN EFFECT UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY ON JUNE 30, 2018.

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 and Motor Vehicle Prohibitions

The following maps represent only a few areas where portions of a management unit are open/closed during the General Open Season, or areas where motor vehicles are prohibited/restricted; not all maps within the Hunting and Trapping Regulations synopsis are include here. Refer to the current Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more details and other boundary information including, but not limited to:

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

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.