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B.C. Reg. 190/84
O.C. 1109/84
Deposited June 15, 1984
This consolidation is current to September 19, 2023.
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Wildlife Act

Hunting Regulation

[Last amended April 25, 2023 by B.C. Reg. 112/2023]

Contents
Division 1 — Interpretation
1Definitions and interpretation
2Serial numbers inclusive
3Province divided into regions
Division 2 — Open Seasons
4Open seasons
5When open seasons not in effect
6Restrictions on open seasons
Division 3 — Bag and Possession Limits
7Restrictions on bag limits
8No bag limit
9Examples of bag and possession limits
10Offence — area
11Offence — species or type of animal
12Offence — limits exceeded
13Repealed
13-13.6Repealed
13.7Offence — protected wildlife
Division 4 — Shooting Hours
14Prohibited hours for hunting
Division 5 — Possession of Carcass
15Possession of carcass
15.1Tampering with antlers or horns
Division 6 — Compulsory Inspection and Reporting
16Compulsory inspection
16.1Compulsory reporting
16.2Exception — supervising hunter
16.3Report of taking or killing
Division 7 — Hunting Methods
17Offence — weapons
17.1Offence — drones
18Offence — general
Division 8 — Hunting Restrictions in Parks
19Hunting restrictions in parks
Schedule 1
Schedule 2
Schedule 3
Schedule 4
Schedule 5
Schedule 6
Schedule 7
Schedule 8
Schedule 9
Schedule 10

Division 1 — Interpretation

Definitions and interpretation

1   (1) In this regulation:

"Act" means the Wildlife Act;

"antlerless animal" means a member of the deer family bearing no visible bony antlers and, for the purposes of this definition, the small skin or hair covered protuberances on male fawns and calves are not antlers;

"bait" means any thing, including meat, cereal, cultivated crops, a restrained animal or any manufactured product or material, that may attract wildlife, but does not include a decoy;

"bearded turkey" means a turkey with a tuft of hair-like feathers that grow larger with age, and are found on the chest of the turkey;

"brow palm", in relation to an antler of a moose, means the lateral branch that is separated from a main palm by the deepest antler bay, and for the purposes of this definition the deepest antler bay is the antler bay whose vertex is the shortest distance from the antler base when measured along the surface of the antler;

"brow tine" means the first lateral branch, of an antler of deer, elk, moose or caribou, that projects forward and occurs in the lower one third of the antler;

"buck" or "bull" with reference to deer, moose or elk means one bearing visible bony antlers, but does not include a calf;

"buck" or "bull" with reference to caribou means a male bearing visible bony antlers, but does not include a calf;

"calf" in reference to a moose, elk or caribou means one that is less than 12 months of age;

"compound crossbow" means a crossbow on which the bow string passes through a series of pulleys;

"cougar kitten" means a spotted cougar, or a cougar less than one year of age, as determined by the regional manager or designate;

"decoy" means a material or manufactured product that simulates the appearance or has the form of wildlife;

"feral pig" has the same meaning as in section 3.2 (1) of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90;

"full curl bighorn ram mountain sheep" means any male bighorn mountain sheep,

(a) the head of which, when viewed squarely from the side, has at least one horn tip extending upwards beyond a straight line drawn through the centre of the nostril and the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base, or

(b) the skull and horns of which are presented for examination, and which, when viewed squarely from the side with both horns in alignment, have at least one horn tip extending upwards beyond a straight line drawn through the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base and the lowermost edge of the eye socket;

"full curl thinhorn ram mountain sheep" means any thinhorn ram mountain sheep that has attained the age of 8 years as evidenced by true horn annuli as determined by the regional manager or designate, or whose horn tip, when viewed squarely from the side at right angles to the sagittal plane of the skull, extends dorsally beyond the nose bridge plane;

"horizontal plane" means the surface intersecting the ventral posteriormost portion of the base of the left and right horns, the ventral portion of the most complete eye-socket retained with the skull and that is at right angles to the sagittal plane;

"infrared optics" means an optical device with the capacity to detect infrared radiation;

"kid" means a mountain goat with horns that are less than 100 mm in length;

"lateral plane" means the surface intersecting the ventral anteriormost portion of the most complete eye-socket retained with the skull and that is at right angles to the sagittal and horizontal planes;

"licence year" means the period April 1 to March 31 next following;

"management unit" or "M.U." means an area designated as a management unit by B.C. Reg. 64/96, the Management Unit Regulation;

"mature bighorn ram mountain sheep" means any bighorn ram mountain sheep whose horn tip, when viewed squarely from the side at right angles to the sagittal plane of the skull, extends dorsally beyond the nose bridge plane;

"migratory game bird" means a migratory game bird as defined in the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (Canada);

"non-toxic shot" means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight, not more than one percent lead;

"nose bridge plane" means a plane perpendicular to the sagittal plane that includes the anterior and posterior points of the suture joining the left and right nasal bones where they meet the dorsal surface of those bones;

"plane" means a surface such that the straight line that joins any 2 of its points lies wholly in that surface;

"possession limit" means the maximum number of a species or type of wildlife which a person may have in the person's possession while hunting or returning from hunting, except for migratory game birds where the possession limit applies at all times;

"power boat" means a boat, canoe or yacht powered by electric, gasoline, oil, steam or other mechanical means, but does not include a boat powered manually nor a boat with an outboard motor provided the motor is tilted or otherwise disengaged so as not to be ready for immediate use;

"sagittal plane" means the surface by which the skull is divided equally into left and right sides;

"spike buck" means a male deer having antlers that are composed of a main beam from which there are no bony projections greater than 2.54 cm (1 inch) in length;

"spike bull" means a bull elk having antlers that are composed of a main beam from which there are no bony projections greater than 2.5 cm in length;

"three quarter curl bighorn ram mountain sheep" means any male bighorn mountain sheep,

(a) the head of which, when viewed squarely from the side, has at least one horn tip extending beyond a straight line drawn through the back of the eye opening and at right angles to a line drawn between the centre of the nostril and the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base, or

(b) the skull and horns of which are presented for examination, and which, when viewed squarely from the side with both horns in alignment, has at least one horn tip extending beyond a straight line drawn through the back edge of the eye socket and at right angles to a line drawn through the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base and the lowermost edge of the eye socket;

"tine" or "point" means the branch of an antler which is longer than its breadth and is at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) in length, and for the purpose of determining the length of a tine

(a) the breadth of the tine is measured (if extending from a palmation of an antler, then in the plane of the palm) at a location at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) from the tip of the tine, and

(b) the length of the tine is measured from its tip end, following the midline of the profile of the tine, and following the natural curvature of the tine, to the midpoint of the straight line along which the breadth is measured;

"vehicle" means a wheeled or tracked device in, on or by which a person or thing is or may be transported or drawn on a highway;

"wireless camera" means a camera that obtains an image by means of a remote or infrared sensor and that is capable of sending an image remotely to an electronic device.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 2.]

(3) Unless specifically stated, this regulation does not apply to fur bearing animals taken by trapping during an open season for trapping, by a person who holds, or is exempted from holding, a trapping licence.

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 166/2001, s. 3.]

(5) A map referred to in this regulation is in Schedule 9 unless the area shown on the map is referred to as described in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(6) In this regulation, unless another period of time is specified, a bag limit in respect of

(a) mammals or turkeys is for one licence year, and

(b) any other birds is for one day.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 1; 173/86, s. 1; 336/87, s. 1; 234/88, ss. 1 to 4; 177/89, ss. 1 to 3; 184/90, ss. 1 and 2; 180/96, s. 1; 195/99, ss. 1 and 2; 216/2000, s. 1; 23/2001, s. 3; 166/2001, s. 3; 168/2001, s. 1; 269/2003, s. 1; 222/2005, s. 1; 152/2006, s. 1; 257/2006, s. 1; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 1; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 1; 67/2012, s. (c); 80/2012, App. 2, s. 1; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 1; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 1; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 1; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 1.]

Serial numbers inclusive

2   All dates and all references to descriptions by means of serial numbers in this regulation are inclusive, unless otherwise indicated.

Province divided into regions

3   For the purpose of this regulation, the Province of British Columbia is divided into the following regions:

(a) Region 1 — Vancouver Island, comprised of Management Units 1-1 to 1-15 (including a part of the mainland coast in the vicinity of Knight and Seymour Inlets);

(b) Region 2 — Lower Mainland, comprised of Management Units 2-1 to 2-19;

(c) Region 3 — Thompson-Nicola, comprised of Management Units 3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-46;

(d) Region 4 — Kootenay, comprised of Management Units 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40;

(e) Region 5 — Cariboo, comprised of Management Units 5-1 to 5-16;

(f) Region 6 — Skeena, comprised of Management Units 6-1 to 6-30 including Haida Gwaii;

(g) Region 7 — Omineca-Peace, comprised of Management Units 7-l to 7-58;

(h) Region 8 — Okanagan, comprised of Management Units 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26.

[am. B.C. Regs. 184/90, s. 3; 251/2010, Sch. s. 2.]

Division 2 — Open Seasons

Open seasons

4   The open seasons for the hunting of each species and type of game animal, subject to section 6, are those set forth in Parts 1 and 2 of each Schedule.

When open seasons not in effect

5   An open season declared by this regulation shall cease to be in effect in any area

(a) while the area is subject to a closure order issued by the Forest Service of the Ministry of Forests and Range, or

(b) if hunting is prohibited by an order of the minister under section 40 of the Act.

[am. B.C. Regs. 216/2000, s. 2; 152/2006, s. 2.]

Restrictions on open seasons

6   (1) Where an open season is marked in Part 1 of a Schedule by a double asterisk, the restrictions set out in Part 2 of that Schedule apply.

(2) A person who hunts, takes or kills game and fails to comply with a restriction under subsection (1) commits an offence.

(3) A person who lawfully possesses raptors under a permit for the purpose of falconry may use a raptor to hunt small game during a bow only season as set out in Part 2 of each Schedule.

[am. B.C. Regs. 195/99, s. 3; 216/2000, s. 3.]

Division 3 — Bag and Possession Limits

Restrictions on bag limits

7   Where a bag limit is marked in Part 1 of a Schedule by a triple asterisk, the restrictions set out in Part 3 of that Schedule apply.

[am. B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 4.]

No bag limit

8   The abbreviation "NBL" in Part 1 of each Schedule means "no bag limit".

Examples of bag and possession limits

9   (1) An entry such as "2 (1)" in Part 1 of a Schedule means, in the case of ungulates, that the bag limit is 2 animals of that species in the aggregate, one of which may be antlerless.

(2) An entry such as "10 (20)" in Part 1 of a Schedule means, in the case of all game birds except turkeys, that the bag limit is 10 birds a day, while the possession limit is 20.

[am. B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 5.]

Offence — area

10   Subject to section 11 (2), a person commits an offence where the person exceeds the bag limit or possession limit for an area as set out in Part 1 or Part 3 of each Schedule.

[am. B.C. Reg. 74/2017, App. 3, s. 2.]

Offence — species or type of animal

11   (1) Subject to exceptions for areas noted in Parts 1 and 3 of each Schedule, a person commits an offence where the person exceeds the Provincial bag limit for a species or type of animal as follows:

(a) 3 deer, of which only one may be a mule deer buck from Region 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8;

(b) 2 black bear;

(c) 2 cougar;

(d) 3 wolves;

(e) one mountain sheep of the genus Ovis;

(f) one big game animal of a species other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) to (e);

(g) and (h) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 4.]

(i) 5 bobcat;

(j) 10 snowshoe hare per day.

(k) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 2.]

(2) Where a bag limit in an area is higher than the Provincial bag limit for a species or type of animal, a person commits an offence where the person kills more than the number of animals permitted by the higher bag limit less the number of animals of that species or type taken by the person anywhere else in the Province.

[am. B.C. Regs. 190/87, s. 1; 177/89, s. 4; 225/92, s. 1; 216/2000, s. 4; 190/2002, s. 1; 74/2017, App. 3, ss. 2 and 3; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 1; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 2.]

Offence — limits exceeded

12   Subject to the exceptions noted in Parts 1 and 3 of each Schedule, a person commits an offence where the person

(a) kills more than

(i) 10 geese in one day,

(ii) 8 ducks in one day,

(iii) 4 canvasback ducks in one day,

(iv) 4 pintail ducks in one day,

(v) 2 goldeneye ducks in one day,

(vi) 2 harlequin ducks in one day,

(vii) 5 band-tailed pigeons in one day,

(viii) 10 coots in one day, or

(ix) 10 common snipe in one day, or

(b) exceeds the possession limit of

(i) 30 geese,

(ii) 24 ducks,

(iii) 12 canvasback ducks,

(iv) 12 pintail ducks,

(v) 6 goldeneye ducks,

(vi) 6 harlequin ducks,

(vii) 3 times the daily bag limit for game birds, excluding migratory game birds,

(viii) 15 band-tailed pigeons,

(ix) 30 coots, or

(x) 30 common snipe.

[en. B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 5; am. B.C. Regs. 168/2001, s. 2; 190/2002, s. 2; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 2; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 1.]

Repealed

13   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 239/2017, App. 1, s. 1.]

Repealed

13-13.6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 52/2018, Sch. 1, s. 1.]

Offence — protected wildlife

13.7   (1) A person commits an offence where the person takes or kills any of the following:

(a) a grizzly bear less than 2 years old or a grizzly bear in the company of it;

(b) a black bear less than 2 years old or a black bear in the company of it;

(c) a white or blue (glacier) coloured black bear;

(d) a cougar kitten or a cougar in the company of it;

(e) a female mountain goat in the company of a kid or in a group that contains one or more kids;

(f) a lynx in the company of one or more lynx;

(g) a bobcat in the company of one or more bobcats.

(2) An offence under subsection (1) of this section is prescribed as an offence for the purposes of section 84 (1) (b) (ii) of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 52/2018, Sch. 1, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 1/2019, Sch. 1, s. 1.]

Division 4 — Shooting Hours

Prohibited hours for hunting

14   (1) The prohibited hours for hunting wildlife are from one hour after sunset on any day until one hour before sunrise of the day following.

(2) Despite subsection (1), the prohibited hours for hunting migratory game birds are from one-half hour after sunset on any day until one-half hour before sunrise of the day following.

[en. B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 6.]

Division 5 — Possession of Carcass

Possession of carcass

15   (1) In subsection (2.1), "deer" means mule (black-tailed) deer, white-tailed deer and fallow deer.

(2) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of an elk or moose must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession, the animal's tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2 and,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(2.1) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a deer must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession, the animal's unskinned tail and,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(3) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a caribou must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession, the animal's tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2 and,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(4) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a mountain sheep must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(5) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a mountain goat or bison must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(6) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the carcass of a game bird other than a migratory game bird must leave one wing and its plumage naturally attached to the carcass.

(6.1) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the carcass of a migratory game bird must leave one wing and its plumage, or the head and its plumage, attached to the carcass.

(7) Despite subsections (2) to (6), a person who possesses a part of a carcass or hide does not commit an offence under section 36 (1) of the Act if

(a) the person did not kill the wildlife in the person's possession,

(b) the person who killed the wildlife possesses a part of the carcass or hide with the parts attached as required by subsection (2), (2.1), (3), (4), (5) or (6) until, under section 36 (2) of the Act, section 36 (1) of the Act no longer applies to that person,

(c) the person possesses the part of the carcass or hide for the purpose of transporting it to a person or destination referred to in section 36 (2) of the Act, and

(d) the person is transporting the part of the carcass or hide in compliance with section 37 of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 4; am. B.C. Regs. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 2; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 2; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 2.]

Tampering with antlers or horns

15.1   (1) This section applies in relation to the carcass of the following wildlife:

(a) a mountain goat or mountain sheep;

(b) a caribou, deer, elk or moose if, during the season in which the caribou, deer, elk or moose is taken or killed, hunting of the wildlife is restricted based on the number of tines or points on the antlers of that wildlife.

(2) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the carcass of wildlife to which this section applies must leave the antlers or horns, as applicable, naturally attached to the upper portion of the skull of the carcass.

(3) An antler or horn that has been altered or tampered with in any way after the animal is taken or killed is not naturally attached for the purpose of subsection (2).

[en. B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 1.]

Division 6 — Compulsory Inspection and Reporting

Compulsory inspection

16   (1) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills,

(a) in Region 1 or 2 or M.U. 4-08, 4-09, 4-14 to 4-19, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-37 and 4-38, an elk,

(b) in any M.U., a caribou,

(c) in any M.U. except in Region 4 (Kootenay) or in Region 6 (Skeena), a cougar,

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 4 (a).]

(e) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 3 (b).]

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 3 (a).]

(g) in Region 4 or 8, M.U. 5-3 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-14, 6-1 to 6-11, 6-15, 6-17 to 6-30 or that portion of M.U. 7-52 outlined in red on map '2022 M.U. 7-52 Moose Compulsory Inspection', a moose,

(g.1) in Region 3, during a season described in Schedule 3, a moose,

(g.2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 220/2020, App. 1, s. 1 (a) (ii).]

(h) in Region 4, 5 or 8, a lynx,

(i) in Region 4, 5 or 8, a bobcat, or

(j) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 3 (c).]

(j.1) in M.U. 6-12 or 6-13, a black bear,

unless the person submits the prescribed parts of the animal to an officer for inspection and measurement

(k) within 30 days after the date the animal was taken or killed, and

(l) if applicable, before exporting the animal from the Province.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 158/2020, Sch. 2, s. 2.]

(2.1) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills, in any M.U.,

(a) a grizzly bear,

(b) a mountain goat, or

(c) a mountain sheep,

unless the person submits the prescribed parts of the animal to an officer for inspection and measurement

(d) within 30 days after the date on which the animal was taken or killed,

(e) if applicable, before exporting the animal from the Province, and

(f) before December 5 of the year in which the animal was taken or killed.

(2.2) A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) (k) or (2.1) (d) or (f) if

(a) with the written approval of an officer, the prescribed parts of a big game animal are submitted for inspection within 30 days after the last day of the hunt, or

(b) all of the following conditions are met:

(i) the animal taken or killed was

(A) a caribou,

(B) an elk in Region 2,

(C) a grizzly bear,

(D) a mountain goat, or

(E) a mountain sheep;

(ii) the person took or killed the animal using the services of a guide outfitter;

(iii) the prescribed parts of the animal are submitted to an officer for inspection and measurement within 30 days after the last day of the open season in which the animal was taken or killed.

(2.3) For the purposes of subsections (2.1) and (2.2), inspection and measurement of a mountain sheep must include the insertion into the horns, by an officer, of a numbered aluminum plug.

(3) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills a cougar in Region 4 or Region 6 unless the person submits the prescribed parts of the cougar to an officer, for inspection and measurement, in the region where the cougar was taken or killed

(a) within 4 days after the date the cougar was taken or killed, and

(b) if applicable, before exporting the cougar from the Province.

(3.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 158/2020, Sch. 2, s. 6.]

(3.2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 1 (a).]

(3.3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 2 (d).]

(4) For subsections (1), (2.1), (2.2), and (3) the parts to be submitted are

(a) for an elk,

(i) an incisor (front) tooth, and

(ii) in the case of males, the antlers naturally attached to a portion of the upper skull, or

(iii) in the case of females, the upper portion of the skull or a portion of the teats or mammary gland,

(b) for a grizzly bear, a black bear, a lynx, a bobcat or a cougar, the skull and the hide that bears

(i) in the case of males, either a testicle or a part of the penis, or

(ii) in the case of females, a portion of the teats or mammary gland,

(c) for a mountain sheep,

(i) the portion of the skull that includes, naturally attached to the skull, the nasal bones, eye socket, horns and the associated connective bone structure, and

(ii) an incisor tooth, if the mountain sheep is a Dall's or Stone's mountain sheep,

(c.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 112/2021, App. 1, s. 1 (c).]

(d) for a mountain goat,

(i) the horns, and

(ii) in the case of males, either a testicle or a part of the penis, or

(iii) in the case of females, a portion of the teats or mammary gland,

(e) for a caribou,

(i) a front incisor tooth,

(ii) the antlers, and

(iii) for a caribou without at least one main beam measuring over 60 centimetres (24 inches) in length, the hide with evidence of sex naturally attached, and

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2001, s. 4.]

(g) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 1 (a).]

(h) for a moose, an incisor tooth, and

(i) in the case of males, the antlers naturally attached to a portion of the skull, or

(ii) in the case of females, the upper portion of the skull or a portion of the teats or mammary gland.

(i) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 220/2020, App. 1, s. 1 (b).]

(5) If a person takes or kills an animal referred to in subsection (1), (2.1) or (3), the person commits an offence unless the person reports the taking or killing

(a) within the applicable submission period set out in subsection (1), (2.1) or (3), and

(b) in accordance with section 16.3.

(5.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 112/2023, App. 1, s. 1 (b).]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 4 (b).]

(7)-(8) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 9.]

(9) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 77/2010, App. 1, s. 1 (b).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 180/96, s. 3; 236/97, s. 2; 226/98, s. 4; 195/99, s. 7; 216/2000, s. 9; 168/2001, s. 4; 269/2003, s. 2; 291/2004, s. 2; 222/2005, s. 2; 152/2006, s. 5; 168/2007, s. 1; 163/2008, App. 5, s. 1; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 2; 77/2010, App. 1, s. 1; 175/2010, App. 2, ss. 3 and 4; 70/2011, s. 1; 80/2012, App. 2, ss. 4 and 5; 198/2013, App. 2, s. 1; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 3; 52/2018, Sch. 1, s. 2; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 1; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 3; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 2; 84/2020, App. 1, s. 1; 158/2020, Sch. 2; 169/2020, App. 3, ss. 3 and 4; 220/2020, App. 1, s. 1; 112/2021, App. 1, s. 1; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 1; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 2; 112/2023, App. 1, s. 1.]

Compulsory reporting

16.1   (1) A person who takes or kills

(a) in any M.U., a wolverine,

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 251/2009, App. s. 1.]

(c) in Region 1 or 2, a wolf,

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 251/2009, App. s. 1.]

(e) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 3 (b).]

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 6 (b).]

(g) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 2 (d).]

(h) in M.U. 6-12 or 6-13, an elk,

(i) in Region 2 or 3, a bobcat,

(j) in Region 3, 6 or 7, a lynx,

(k) in any M.U., a feral pig, or

(l) in M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-51, in that portion of M.U. 7-52 outlined in red on map '2022 M.U. 7-52 Moose Compulsory Reporting' and in M.U.s 7-53 to 7-58, a moose,

commits an offence if the person fails, within 30 days after the date on which the animal was taken or killed, to report the taking or killing in accordance with section 16.3.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 3 (b).]

(3)-(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 2 (d).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 10; am. B.C. Regs. 82/2001, s. 2; 168/2001, s. 5; 190/2002, s. 3; 269/2003, s. 3; 291/2004, s. 3; 222/2005, s. 3; 152/2006, s. 6; 13/2007, s. 1; 65/2007, s. 1 (a); 168/2007, s. 2; 251/2009, App. s. 1; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 6; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 4; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 4; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 3; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 5; 112/2021, App. 1, s. 2; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 2; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 3; 112/2023, App. 1, s. 2.]

Exception — supervising hunter

16.2   (1) Despite sections 16 and 16.1, if a person who holds an initiation hunting licence or on whose behalf a youth hunting licence is held takes or kills an animal referred to in section 16 or 16.1,

(a) sections 16 and 16.1 apply to the supervising hunter as though the animal was taken or killed by the supervising hunter, and

(b) the person who takes or kills the animal is exempt from sections 16 and 16.1.

(2) In this section "supervising hunter" and "youth hunting licence" have the same meaning as in the Hunting Licensing Regulation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 38/2013, App. 5, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 112/2023, App. 1, s. 3.]

Report of taking or killing

16.3   (1) In this section:

"animal class" means the animal class listed in Schedule 10 that applies to an animal that was taken or killed;

"report" means a report that must be made under section 16 (5) or 16.1 (1) with respect to an animal that was taken or killed.

(2) A report must be made in the manner and form specified by the director.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), a report must include all of the following information:

(a) the animal class of the animal that was taken or killed;

(b) the location and date of the taking or killing of the animal;

(c) the number of days hunted before the animal was taken or killed;

(d) the type of weapon used to take or kill the animal;

(e) all licence numbers under which the taking or killing of the animal was authorized;

(f) whether or not the taking or killing of the animal was authorized under a limited entry hunting authorization;

(g) in the case of a report made under section 16 (5), the name, address and telephone number of the person who took or killed the animal.

(4) Subsection (3) (e) of this section does not apply to a person to whom section 11 (1) (a) and (c) and (8) of the Act does not apply.

[en. B.C. Reg. 112/2023, App. 1, s. 4.]

Division 7 — Hunting Methods

Offence — weapons

17   (1) A person commits an offence where the person hunts

(a) with a rifle using

(i) a full metal jacketed non-expanding bullet, or

(ii) a tracer, incendiary, or explosive bullet,

(b) big game, other than lynx, bobcat or wolverine, with a rifle using a rimfire cartridge,

(c) with a shotgun using a tracer or incendiary shot shell,

(d) caribou, elk, grizzly bear, moose, mountain sheep or mountain goat with a weapon other than a bow, muzzleloader or rifle,

(e) deer, black bear, cougar, coyote, lynx, bobcat, wolverine or wolf with a shotgun

(i) smaller than 20 gauge, or

(ii) using a shot shell loaded with shot smaller than the shot size 1 Buck,

(f) game birds, other than turkey, grouse and ptarmigan, with a rifle,

(g) small game, game birds, other than migratory game birds, lynx, bobcat, wolverine, mule (black-tailed) deer, white-tailed deer or fallow deer with a crossbow, other than a compound crossbow, having a draw weight of less than 55 kg,

(h) big game, other than deer, lynx, bobcat or wolverine, with a crossbow, other than a compound crossbow,

(i) having a draw weight of less than 68 kg, or

(ii) having a bolt with a broadhead less than 2.22 cm at the widest point,

(i) with a compound crossbow having a draw weight of less than 45 kg,

(j) with a crossbow having a bolt weighing less than 16.2 g,

(k) with a bow having a draw weight of less than 18 kg,

(l) big game with a bow using an arrow with a broadhead less than 2.2 cm at the widest point,

(m) bear

(i) by placing bait, or

(ii) by using a dead animal or part of it as bait,

(n) migratory game birds by using a power boat, unless the boat is beached, resting at anchor or fastened within or tied immediately alongside of a fixed hunting blind,

(o) migratory game birds with

(i) a weapon other than a shotgun or a bow,

(ii) a shotgun loaded with a single projectile,

(iii) a shotgun larger than 10 gauge,

(iv) more than one shotgun unless each shotgun in excess of one is

(A) unloaded, and

(B) disassembled or kept in a closed case,

(v) a longbow

(A) having a draw weight of less than 18 kg, or

(B) using an arrow with a broadhead less than 22 mm at its widest point or less than 2 sharp blades, or

(vi) a crossbow

(A) having a draw weight of less than 45 kg, or

(B) using a bolt with a broadhead less than 22 mm at its widest point or less than 2 sharp blades,

(p) waterfowl, coot or snipe while using shot other than non-toxic shot,

(q) turkey with a rifle using a centrefire cartridge,

(r) bison with a weapon other than

(i) a centrefire rifle and ammunition other than ammunition constructed with a 175 grain or larger bullet which retains 2 712 joules (2 000 foot pounds) or more energy at 100 metres, or

(ii) a bow having a draw weight greater than 22.6 kg, an arrow greater than 26 grams in weight and a broadhead greater than 8.1 grams in weight and 2.2 cm in width at its widest point,

(s) with a firearm that is designed, altered or intended to be aimed and fired by the action of one hand or that has a barrel less than 305 mm in length,

(t) with a firearm that has an electronically controlled firing mechanism,

(u) big game, other than bison, caribou, elk, grizzly bear, moose, mountain sheep or mountain goat, with a weapon other than a bow, muzzleloader, rifle or shotgun,

(v) black bear, bobcat, cougar, deer, goat, lynx, sheep, wolf or wolverine with an air rifle that is less than .35 calibre, or

(w) big game, other than an animal referred to in paragraph (v), with an air rifle.

(1.1) An offence under subsection (1) (m) of this section is prescribed as an offence for the purposes of section 84 (1) (b) (ii) of the Act.

(2) A person who possesses shot, other than non-toxic shot, for the purpose of hunting waterfowl, coot or snipe, commits an offence.

(3) A person who hunts big game with a shotgun loaded with single-projectile ammunition is exempt from section 26 (1) (h) of the Act.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 3; 184/90, s. 7; 225/92, s. 3; 212/93, s. 3; 203/94, s. 3; 288/95, s. 3; 180/96, s. 4; 226/98, s. 5; 195/99, ss. 8 and 9; 216/2000, s. 11; 82/2001, s. 3; 168/2001, s. 6; 171/2006, s. (c); 72/2014, App. 2, s. 1; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 2; 1/2019, Sch. 1, s. 2; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 6; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 4; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 3.]

Offence — drones

17.1   (1) In this section, "drone" means an aerial vehicle that

(a) is not occupied or operated by a person within the vehicle,

(b) is operated by

(i) remote control,

(ii) pre-programmed software,

(iii) onboard computer autonomy or artificial intelligence, or

(iv) any combination of subparagraphs (i) to (iii), and

(c) is capable of attracting, searching for, chasing, pursuing, following after or on the trail of, stalking, spotting or monitoring wildlife.

(2) A person commits an offence if, while on a hunting or trapping expedition, the person

(a) operates a drone,

(b) has a drone in that person's possession, charge or control, or

(c) uses information that a drone obtains during, or less than 6 hours before the start of, the expedition.

(3) An offence referred to in subsection (2) of this section is prescribed for the purposes of section 84 (1) (b) (ii) of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 200/2016, App. A; am. B.C. Reg. 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 4.]

Offence — general

18   (1) A person commits an offence where the person

(a) retrieves a dead or injured game animal by the use of a power boat while that person is in possession of a loaded firearm,

(b) while hunting, discharges a firearm from a vehicle to which a draught animal is attached,

(c) hunts migratory game birds within 400 m of any place where bait has been deposited unless that place has been free of bait for a minimum period of 7 days,

(d) continues to hunt a species of wildlife

(i) on the day on which the person has taken that person's daily bag limit, or

(ii) on or subsequent to the day on which the person has taken that person's seasonal bag limit

of that species of wildlife,

(e) uses a vehicle to which a draught animal is attached to disturb game for the purposes of driving the game towards another hunter,

(f) uses live birds as decoys or recorded bird calls to hunt game birds,

(g) carries a cocked crossbow in or on a vehicle,

(h) hunts with a bow or discharges a bow from a vehicle of any kind,

(i) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 4.]

(j) uses recorded or electronic calls for the purpose of hunting wildlife, other than for hunting wolf, coyote, cougar, lynx, bobcat or any bird listed in Schedule C of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90,

(k) hunts game, other than small game or wildlife listed in Schedule C of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90, with a raptor,

(l) hunts while accompanied by, or with the use or aid of, a goat or sheep, including by using the goat or sheep as a pack animal,

(m) hunts in any M.U. in Region 6 or 7, except in M.U. 6-12 or 6-13, while accompanied by, or with the use or aid of a camelid, including by using the camelid as a pack animal,

(n) uses, for the purpose of hunting wildlife, any part or derivative of a deer, elk, moose or caribou if the part or derivative originated from outside British Columbia,

(o) while on a hunting expedition, uses or possesses infrared optics,

(p) hunts using information on the location of wildlife that is obtained by means of an aircraft,

(q) shares, or assists in sharing, information on the location of wildlife that is

(i) obtained by means of an aircraft, and

(ii) shared for the purpose of hunting wildlife, or

(r) uses a wireless camera for the purposes of hunting

(i) in Region 1, at any time of the year, and

(ii) in Regions 2 to 8, from August 1 to December 10.

(2) A person does not commit an offence under section 78 of the Act where the person, while hunting, causes or allows a dog to pursue

(a) small game, black bear, bobcat, lynx or cougar, or

(b) mule (black-tailed) deer, white-tailed deer, fallow deer, sheep, goat, caribou, elk or moose if the dog is on a leash and under the direct control of the person,

provided the game is being pursued in an area in which and at a time at which an open season exists for that game and also provided the person holds a valid hunting licence and is otherwise conforming with the requirements of the Act and regulations.

(3) A person does not commit an offence under section 78 of the Act where the person causes or allows a dog to pursue game birds between the dates August 1 to April 30 provided the dog is under supervision of the person.

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 5 (c).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 4 (b).]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 4.]

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 8.]

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 4; 234/88, s. 9; 220/90, App. II; 203/91, ss. 3 and 4; 225/92, s. 4; 90/93, s. 1; 212/93, s. 4; 203/94, s. 4; 195/99, s. 10; 216/2000, s. 12; 82/2001, s. 4; 291/2004, s. 4; 222/2005, s. 4; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 5; 74/2017, App. 3, ss. 2 and 4; 239/2017, App. 1, s. 2; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 5; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 4; 169/2020, App. 3, ss. 7 and 8; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 3; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 5.]

Division 8 — Hunting Restrictions in Parks

Hunting restrictions in parks

19   (1) Between June 16 and September 9, inclusive, of each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks and recreation areas:

Bishop River Park (M.U. 2-14)

Callaghan Lake Park (M.U. 2-6)

Chilliwack Lake Park (M.U. 2-3)

Clendinning Park (M.U. 2-6)

Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area (M.U. 2-17)

Duck Lake Protected Area (M.U. 2-12)

E.C. Manning Park — that portion in M.U. 2-17 only

Homathko Estuary Park (M.U. 2-15)

Indian Arm Park (M.U. 2-8)

Inland Lake Park (M.U. 2-12)

Malaspina Park (M.U. 2-12)

Mount Elphinstone Park (M.U. 2-5)

Mount Richardson Park (M.U. 2-5)

Pinecone Burke Park (M.U. 2-8)

Simson Park (M.U. 2-5)

Skagit Valley Park (M.U. 2-2)

South Texada Island Park (M.U. 2-16)

Spipiyus Park (M.U. 2-5)

Tantalus Park (M.U. 2-6)

Upper Lillooet River Park (M.U. 2-11).

(2) Between April 16 and September 19, inclusive, in each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks:

Cinnemousun Narrows Park (M.U.s 3-26, 3-36)

Shuswap Lake Marine Park (M.U.s 3-26, 3-36).

(3) Between July 1 and August 31, inclusive, in each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks and protected areas:

Cathedral Protected Area (M.U. 8-3)

Darke Lake Park (M.U. 8-8)

Eneas Lake Park (M.U. 8-8)

Fintry Protected Area (M.U. 8-11)

Gladstone Park, that portion in M.U. 8-15 only

Granby Park (M.U. 8-15)

Graystokes Park (M.U.s 8-23, 8-10, 8-12, 8-13, 8-14)

Keremeos Columns Park (M.U. 8-2)

Nickel Plate Park (M.U. 8-7)

Okanagan Mountain Park (M.U. 8-9)

Silver Star Park (M.U.s 8-22, 8-25 and 8-26)

(4) Between July 1 and August 31, inclusive, in each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks, conservancies and protected areas:

Big Creek Park (M.U.s 5-3, 5-4)

Calvert Island Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Cariboo Mountains Park (M.U. 5-15)

Cariboo River Park (M.U. 5-15)

Churn Creek Protected Area (M.U. 5-3)

Elk Valley Park (M.U. 4-23)

Fiordland Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Flat Lake Park (M.U. 5-2)

Gladstone Park, that portion in M.U. 4-14 only

Goat Range Park (M.U.s 4-17, 4-30)

Hakai Conservation Study Area (M.U. 5-8)

Hamber Park (M.U. 4-40)

Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected Area (M.U.s 5-5 and 2-15)

Itcha Ilgachuz Park (M.U. 5-12)

Junction Sheep Range Park (M.U. 5-14)

Kluskoil Lake Park (M.U. 5-13)

Koeye Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Lockhart Creek Park (M.U. 4-6)

Marl Creek Park (M.U. 4-36)

McDonald Creek Park (M.U.s 4-15, 4-32)

Moose Valley Park (M.U. 5-2)

Nazko Lake Park (M.U. 5-13)

Nunsti Park (M.U. 5-4)

Pilot Bay Park (M.U. 4-6)

Premier Lake Park (M.U. 4-21)

Schoolhouse Lake Park (M.U. 5-2)

Syringa Park (M.U. 4-15)

T́sa-latĺ/Smokehouse Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Ts`ilɁos Park (M.U.s 5-4, 5-5)

Tweedsmuir Park — that portion in M.U.s 5-10 and 5-11

Valhalla Park (M.U. 4-16)

West Arm Park (M.U. 4-7)

White Pelican Park (M.U. 5-13)

Whiteswan Lake Park (M.U. 4-24).

(5) Except during the open season, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, a person must not hunt in the following parks, conservancies, recreation areas and protected areas:

Adams Lake Marine Park (M.U. 3-37)

Akamina-Kishinena Park (M.U. 4-1)

Alty Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Anarchist Protected Area (M.U. 8-1)

Ancient Forest/Chun T'oh Whudujut Park (M.U. 5-7)

Ancient Forest/Chun T'oh Whudujut Protected Area (M.U. 5-7)

Anhluut'ukwsim Lamihl Angwinga'asanskwhl Nisg̱a'a (a.k.a. Nisg̱a'a Memorial Lava Bed Park) (M.U.s 6-14, 6-15)

Anstey Hunakwa Park (M.U. 3-36)

Arctic Pacific Lakes Park (M.U.s 7-16, 7-18, 7-23)

Arrowstone Park (M.U. 3-30)

Atlin/a Téix'gi Aan Tlein Park (M.U.s 6-25, 6-26, 6-27)

Atna River Park (M.U. 6-3)

Babine Lake Marine Park (M.U.s 6-6, 6-8)

Babine Mountains Park (M.U. 6-8)

Babine Mountains Trails (M.U. 6-08)

Babine River Corridor Park (M.U. 6-8)

Banana Island Park (M.U. 3-27)

Banks Nii Łuutiksm Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Bear Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Bearhole Lake Park (M.U. 7-20)

Bearhole Lake Protected Area (M.U. 7-20)

Beatton River Park (M.U. 7-33)

Beaver Valley Park (M.U. 5-2)

Becher's Prairie Park (M.U. 5-2)

Bedard Aspen Park (M.U. 3-17)

Bella Coola Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-14)

Bishop Bay — Monkey Beach Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Bishop Bay — Monkey Beach Corridor Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Bligh Island Marine Park (M.U. 1-12)

Blue Earth Lake Park (M.U. 3-17)

Blue River Black Spruce Park (M.U.s 3-43, 3-44)

Blue River Pine Park (M.U.s 3-40, 3-44)

Bobtail Mountain Park (M.U. 7-12)

Bocock Peak Park (M.U. 7-31)

Bodega Ridge Park (M.U. 1-1)

Bonaparte Park (M.U.s 3-29, 3-30)

Boothman's Oxbow Park (M.U. 8-15)

Border Lake Park (M.U. 6-21)

Boulder Creek Park (M.U. 6-9)

Bowron Lake Park — those portions in M.U.s 5-15, 7-5 and 7-6

Brent Mountain Protected Area (M.U. 8-8)

Brim River Hot Springs Protected Area (M.U. 6-3)

Browne Lake Park (M.U. 8-10)

Bugaboo Park (M.U. 4-34)

Bulkley Junction Park (M.U. 6-30)

Burnie River Protected Area (M.U. 6-9)

Burnie-Shea Park (M.U. 6-9)

Burns Lake Park (M.U. 6-04)

Burnt Bridge Creek Conservancy (M.U. 1-14)

Buse Lake Protected Area (M.U. 3-20)

Butler Ridge Park (M.U. 7-35)

Caligata Lake Park (M.U. 3-40)

Cape Scott Park including the drainage areas of the Nahwitti Shushartie (M.U. 1-13)

Carmanah Walbran Park (M.U. 1-3)

Carp Lake Park (M.U. 7-24)

Carter Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Cascade-Sutslem Conservancy (M.U. 1-5)

Catala Island Marine Park (M.U. 1-12)

Catto Creek Conservancy (M.U. 1-5)

Cetan/Thurston Bay Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Chase Park (M.U. 7-38)

Chasm Park (M.U. 3-30)

Chu Chua Cottonwood Park (M.U.s 3-26, 3-38)

Chukachida Protected Area (M.U. 6-19, 6-20)

Claud Elliott Park (M.U. 1-10)

Clayoquot Arm Park (M.U. 1-8)

Clayoquot Plateau Park (M.U. 1-8)

Clayton Falls Conservancy (M.U.s 1-13, 1-14)

Close-To-The-Edge Park (M.U. 7-18)

Close-To-The-Edge Protected Area (M.U. 7-18)

Clyak Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Codville Lagoon Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Copper Johnny Park (M.U. 3-31)

Cornwall Hills Park (M.U. 3-17)

Crab Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Craig Headwaters Protected Area (M.U. 6-21)

Cranstown Point Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Cummins Lakes Park (M.U. 4-40)

Cummins River Protected Area (M.U. 4-40)

Daawuuxusda Conservancy (M.U.s 6-12, 6-13)

Dahl Lake Park — Henry and Chuk Lakes addition only (M.U. 7-12)

Dala-Kildala Rivers Estuaries Park (M.U. 6-3)

Dall River Old Growth Park (M.U. 7-52)

Damaxyaa Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Damdochax Protected Area (M.U. 6-17)

Dante's Inferno Park (M.U. 5-14)

Dawley Passage Park (M.U. 1-8)

Dean River Conservancy (M.U.s 5-8, 5-9, 5-10)

Dean River Corridor Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Denetiah Corridor Protected Area (M.U. 7-51)

Denetiah Park (M.U. 7-52)

Denison-Bonneau Park (M.U. 8-23)

Desolation Sound Marine Park (M.U. 2-12)

Donnely Lake Park (M.U. 5-1)

Dragon Mountain Park (M.U. 5-2)

Dune Za Keyih Park (M.U. 7-51, 7-52)

Dune Za Keyih Protected Area (M.U. 7-51)

Dunn Peak Park (M.U.s 3-38, 3-39)

Duu Guusd Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Dzawadi/Klinaklini Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Dzawadi/Upper Klinaklini River Conservancy (M.U.s 1-15, 5-6, 5-11)

Eagle Bay Park (M.U. 6-3)

Eakin Creek Canyon Park (M.U. 3-28)

Eakin Creek Floodplains Park (M.U.s 3-28, 3-29)

Ecstall Headwaters Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ecstall-Sparkling Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ecstall-Spoksuut Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ed Bird-Estella Park (M.U. 7-40)

Edge Hills Park (M.U. 3-31)

Ekwan Lake Protected Area (M.U. 7-56)

Elephant Hill Park (M.U.s 3-17, 3-30)

Elk Lakes Park (M.U. 4-23)

Ellerslie-Roscoe Conservancy (M.U. 5-8, 5-11)

Emar Lakes Park (M.U. 3-39)

Emily Lake Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Enderby Cliffs Park (M.U. 8-6)

English Lake Park (M.U. 3-34)

Entiako Park (M.U. 6-1)

Epper Passage Park (M.U. 1-8)

Epsom Park (M.U. 3-17)

Erg Mountain Park (M.U. 7-5)

Eskers Park — Taginchil Lake addition only (M.U. 7-15)

Esté-tiwilh/Sigurd Creek Conservancy (M.U. 2-6)

Ethelda Bay — Tennant Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Europa Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Evanoff Park (M.U. 7-17)

Exchamsiks River Protected Area (M.U. 6-15)

Finger-Tatuk Park (M.U. 7-11)

Finlay-Russel Park (M.U.s 7-39, 7-40)

Finlay-Russel Protected Area (M.U.s 7-39, 7-40)

Finn Creek Park (M.U.s 3-40, 3-41)

Finn Creek Protected Area (M.U.s 3-40, 3-41)

Flores Island Park (M.U. 1-8)

Foch-Gilttoyees Park (M.U. 6-11)

Foch-Gilttoyees Protected Area (M.U. 6-11)

Fort George Canyon Park (M.U.s 7-9, 7-10)

Forward Harbour/ƛǝxwǝyǝm Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Foster Arm Protected Area (M.U. 7-2)

Francois Lake Park (M.U. 6-4)

Francois Lake Protected Area (M.U. 6-4)

Fraser River Breaks Park (M.U. 5-14)

Fraser River Park (M.U. 7-10)

Gibson Marine Park (M.U. 1-8)

Gilnockie Park (M.U. 4-4)

Gilpin Grasslands Park (M.U. 8-15)

Giscome Portage Trail Protected Area (M.U. 7-24)

Gitnadoiks River Park (M.U. 6-10)

Gitnadoiks River Protected Area (M.U. 6-10)

Gitxaała Nii Łuutiksm/Kitkatla Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Goat Cove Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

God's Pocket Marine Park (M.U. 1-13)

Goguka Creek Protected Area (M.U. 7-48)

Gold Muchalat Park (M.U. 1-9)

Goose Bay Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Graham-Laurier Park (M.U.s 7-36, 7-43)

Great Glacier Park (M.U. 6-22)

Greenbush Lake Protected Area (M.U. 8-23)

Greenstone Mountain Park (M.U. 3-19)

Gunboat Harbour Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Gwillim Lake Park — that portion which does not drain into Gwillam Lake only (M.U.s 7-21, 7-22)

Hai Lake — Mount Herman Park (M.U. 6-11)

Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Harbour Dudgeon Lakes Park (M.U. 3-42)

Harry Lake Aspen Park (M.U. 3-17)

Hay River Protected Area (M.U. 7-56)

Heather-Dina Lakes Park (M.U. 7-30)

Height of the Rockies Park (M.U.s 4-23, 4-24, 4-25)

Hesquiat Lake Park (M.U. 1-8)

Hesquiat Peninsula Park (M.U. 1-8)

Hǝnλǝmdzi Mǝkola/Yorke Island Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

High Lakes Basin Park (M.U. 3-30)

Hisnit River Watershed Protected Area (M.U. 1-12)

Hole-in-the-Wall Park (M.U. 7-22)

Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area (M.U. 7-3)

Horneline Creek Park (M.U. 7-51)

Hotsprings-No Name Creek Conservancy (M.U.s 1-15, 5-6, 5-11)

Huchsduwachsdu Nuyem Jees/Kitlope Heritage Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Hunwadi/Ahnuhati — Bald Conservancy (M.U.s 1-14, 1-15)

I7loqaw7/100 Lakes Plateau Conservancy (M.U.s 2-6, 2-11)

Jackman Flats Park (M.U. 7-2)

Jackpine Remnant Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Jáji7em and Kw'ulh Marine Park [a.k.a. Sandy Island Marine Park] (M.U. 1-6)

Jesse Falls Protected Area (M.U. 6-11)

Jump Across Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Kakwa Park (M.U.s 7-18, 7-19)

Kakwa Protected Area (M.U.s 7-18, 7-19)

Kalamalka Lake Park (M.U. 8-22)

Kamdis Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Kamdis Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

K'distsausk/Turtle Point Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kennedy Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Khtada Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Khutzeymateen Inlet Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Khutzeymateen Inlet West Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Khutzeymateen Park (M.U. 6-14)

Khyex Conservancy (M.U. 6-15)

Kianuko Park (M.U. 4-6)

Kikomun Creek Park (M.U. 4-22)

Kilbella Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Kimsquit Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Kingfisher Creek Park (M.U. 8-25)

Kiskatinaw River Park (M.U. 7-33)

Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kitimat River Park (M.U. 6-11)

Kitsumkalum Lake North Protected Area (M.U. 6-15)

Kitwanga Mountain Park (M.U. 6-15)

Klewnuggit Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

K'lgaan/Klekane Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Klin-se-za Park (M.U. 7-31)

Klua Lakes Protected Area (M.U. 7-48)

K'Mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

K'nabiyaaxl/Ashdown Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

K'ootz/Khutze Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kotcho Lake Village Site Park (M.U. 7-56)

Ksgaxl/Stephens Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ksi X'anmaas Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Ksi Xts'at'kw/Stagoo Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Kt'ii/Racey Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

K'tisgaidz/MacDonald Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kts'mkta'ani/Union Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Kunxalas Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

K'uuna Gwaay Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

K'waal Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Kwadacha Wilderness Park (M.U.s 7-41, 7-42, 7-50)

Kwatna Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

K'zuzált/Twin Two Conservancy (M.U. 2-10)

Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area (M.U.s 3-28, 3-29)

Lady Douglas — Don Peninsula Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Lakelse Wetlands Park (M.U. 6-11)

Larcom Lagoon Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Lava Forks Park (M.U. 6-21)

Lax Ka'Gaas/Campania Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Lax Kul Nii Łuutiksm/Bonilla Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Lax Kwaxl/Dundas and Melville Islands Conservancy (M.U. 6-10)

Lax Kwil Dziidz/Fin Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Liard River Corridor Park (M.U.s 7-53, 7-54)

Liard River Corridor Protected Area (M.U.s 7-49, 7-53, 7-54)

Liard River West Corridor Park (M.U.s 7-53, 7-54)

Little Andrews Bay Park (M.U. 6-4)

Lockhart — Gordon Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Long Creek Park (M.U. 5-15)

Long Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Lower Nimpkish Park (M.U. 1-11)

Lower Raush Protected Area (M.U. 7-4)

Lower Skeena River Park (M.U. 6-10)

Lucy Islands Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Lundmark Bog Protected Area (M.U. 6-15)

Machmell Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Mahpahkum-Ahḱwuná/Deserters-Walker Conservancy (M.U.s 1-13, 1-14)

Main Lake Park (M.U. 1-15)

Manzanita Cove Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Mara Meadows Park (M.U. 6-11)

Marble Canyon Park (M.U. 3-17)

Marble Range Park (M.U. 3-31)

Marble River Park (M.U. 1-13)

Maxhamish Lake Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Maxtaktsm'aa/Union Passage Conservancy (M.U. 6-10)

McConnel Lake Park (M.U. 3-19)

Mehatl Creek Park (M.U. 3-15)

Milligan Hills Park (M.U.s 7-46, 7-47)

Mkwal'ts Conservancy (M.U. 2-9)

Moksgm'ol/Chapple — Cornwall Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Momich Lakes Park (M.U. 3-37)

Monarch Mountain/a Xéegi Deiyi Conservancy (M.U. 6-25)

Monashee Park — addition only (M.U. 8-23)

Monckton Nii Łuutiksm Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Monkman Park — that portion in M.U. 7-18 only

Morice Lake Park (M.U. 6-9)

Mount Assiniboine Park (M.U. 4-25)

Mount Blanchet Park (M.U. 7-27)

Mount Edziza Park (M.U. 6-21)

Mount Griffin Park (M.U.s 8-24, 3-34)

Mount Pope Park (M.U. 7-25)

Mount Robson Park — Swift Current Creek addition only (M.U. 7-13)

Mount Savona Park (M.U. 3-18)

Mquqwin/Brooks Peninsula Park (M.U. 1-12)

Mud Lake Delta Park (M.U. 3-43)

Mudzenchoot Park (M.U. 7-28)

Muncho Lake Park (M.U.s 7-51, 7-54)

Muscovite Lakes Park (M.U. 7-29)

Myra-Bellevue Park (M.U.s 8-10, 8-12)

Myra-Bellevue Protected Area (M.U. 8-10)

Nadina Mountain Park (M.U. 6-9)

Nahatlatch Park (M.U. 3-15)

Nahatlatch Protected Area (M.U. 3-15)

Nakina — Inklin Rivers (Kuthai Area)/Yáwu Yaa Conservancy (M.U.s 6-25, 6-26)

Nakina — Inklin Rivers/Yáwu Yaa Conservancy (M.U.s 6-25, 6-26)

Nalbeelah Creek Wetlands Park (M.U. 6-3)

Namu Conservancy (M.U.s 6-10, 6-11, 6-14)

Namu Corridor Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Nang Xaldangaas Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Nanika-Kidprice Park (M.U. 6-9)

Nation Lakes Park (M.U. 7-28)

Ne'āh' Conservancy (M.U.s 6-23, 7-52)

Nechako Canyon Protected Area (M.U. 7-12)

Neğiƛ/Nekite Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Netalzul Meadows Park (M.U. 6-8)

Nilkitkwa Lake Park (M.U. 6-8)

Nimpkish Lake Park (M.U. 1-11)

Ningunsaw Park (M.U. 6-21)

Nlháxten/Cerise Creek Conservancy (M.U.s 2-10, 3-16)

Nooseneck Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

North Spit Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

North Thompson Islands Park (M.U. 3-38)

North Thompson Oxbows East Park (M.U. 3-44)

North Thompson Oxbows Manteau Park (M.U. 3-44)

Northern Rocky Mountains Park (M.U.s 7-42, 7-50, 7-51)

Northern Rocky Mountains Protected Area (M.U. 7-50)

Nuchatlitz Park (M.U. 1-12)

Octopus Islands Marine Park (M.U. 1-l5)

Old Man Lake Park (M.U. 6-9)

Omineca Park (M.U.s 7-29, 7-38)

Omineca Protected Area (M.U. 7-38)

Oregon Jack Park (M.U. 3-17)

Outer Central Coast Islands Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Owikeno Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Owyacumish River Park (M.U. 6-3)

Pa-aat Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Painted Bluffs Park (M.U. 3-39)

Pałǝmin/Estero Basin Conservancy (M.U. 2-15)

Patterson Lake Park (M.U. 5-5)

Peace River Corridor Park (M.U. 7-33)

Pennask Creek Park (M.U. 3-12)

Penrose — Ripon Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Phillips Estuary/Ɂnacinuxw Conservancy (M.U. 2-15)

Pillar Park (M.U. 3-26)

Pine Le Moray Park (M.U. 7-22)

Pine River Breaks Park (M.U. 7-21)

Pink Mountain Park (M.U. 7-58)

Pitman River Protected Area (M.U. 6-19)

Pooley Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Porcupine Meadows Park (M.U.s 3-28, 3-29)

Port Arthur Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Portage Brule Rapids Protected Area (M.U. 7-53)

Prophet River Hotsprings Park (M.U. 7-42)

Ptarmigan Creek Park (M.U. 7-5)

Ptarmigan Protected Area (M.U. 7-5)

Pukeashun Park (M.U. 3-36)

Punti Island Park (M.U. 5-12)

Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Corridor Protected Area (M.U. 4-26)

Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Park (M.U.s 4-19, 4-20, 4-26)

Purden Lake Park addition only (M.U. 7-7)

Pyramid Creek Falls Park (M.U. 3-42)

Q'altanaas/Aaltanhash Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Quatsino Park (M.U. 1-13)

Qudǝs/Gillard — Jimmy Judd Island Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Qwalímak/Upper Birkenhead Conservancy (M.U.s 2-11, 3-33)

Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Rainbow Alley Park (M.U. 6-8)

Rainbow/Q'iwentem Park (M.U. 5-1)

Redbrush Park (M.U. 5-12)

Redfern-Keily Park (M.U. 7-42)

Rescue Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Restoration Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-6)

Roche Lake Park (M.U. 3-20)

Rubyrock Lake Park (M.U.s 7-25, 7-26)

Sanctuary Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Sand Point Conservancy (M.U. 6-6)

Scatter River Old Growth Park (M.U.s 7-53, 7-54)

Schoen Lake Park (M.U.s 1-10, 1-11)

Seven Sisters Park (M.U. 6-9)

Seven Sisters Protected Area (M.U. 6-9)

Sg̱aay Taw Siiwaay K'adjuu Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Shearwater Hot Springs Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Sheemahant Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Shuswap River Islands Park (M.U. 8-25)

Sikanni Chief Canyon Park (M.U.s 7-45, 7-47, 7-48)

Sikanni Chief Falls Protected Area (M.U.s 7-42, 7-57)

Sikanni Old Growth Park (M.U.s 7-47, 7-48)

Simpson Lake East Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Six Mile Hill Protected Area (M.U. 3-19)

Skeena Bank Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Skookumchuck Rapids Park (M.U. 8-25)

Sleeping Beauty Mountain Park (M.U. 6-15)

Slim Creek Park (M.U. 7-5)

Small River Caves Park (M.U. 7-3)

Smith River Falls-Fort Halkett Park (M.U. 7-53)

Smithers Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Snowy Protected Area (M.U. 8-3)

Sooke Mountain Park (M.U. 1-2)

South Okanagan Grasslands Protected Area (M.U.s 8-1, 8-2)

Spatsizi Headwaters Park (M.U. 6-20)

Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park (M.U. 6-20)

Stair Creek Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

St. Mary's Alpine Park (M.U. 4-20)

Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park (M.U. 3-16)

Stikine River Park (M.U.s 6-19, 6-20, 6-21, 6-22)

Stone Mountain Park (M.U.s 7-50, 7-51, 7-54)

Strathcona Park — McBride Creek addition only (M.U. 1-7)

Strathcona Park — Megin Creek addition only (M.U. 1-8)

Stuart Lake Marine Park (M.U. 7-25)

Stuart Lake Park (M.U. 7-25)

Stuart River Park (M.U.s 7-13, 7-15)

Sue Channel Park (M.U. 6-3)

Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Park (M.U.s 7-5, 7-7, 7-17)

Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Protected Area (M.U.s 7-5, 7-7, 7-17)

Sulphur Passage Park (M.U. 1-8)

Sustut Park (M.U. 6-18, 7-38)

Sustut Protected Area (M.U. 6-18)

Sutherland River Park (M.U. 6-6)

Sutherland River Protected Area (M.U. 6-6)

Swan Creek Protected Area (M.U. 6-9)

Swan Lake Kispiox River Park (M.U. 6-30)

Sydney Inlet Park (M.U. 1-8)

Tahsish-Kwois Park (M.U. 1-12)

Takla Lake Marine Park — Takla West Site (M.U. 7-27)

Takla Lake Marine Park — White Bluff Site (M.U. 7-27)

Taku River/T'akú Téix' Conservancy (M.U. 6-26)

Tatlatui Park (M.U. 7-39)

Tatshenshini-Alsek Park (M.U. 6-29)

Taweel Park (M.U. 3-39)

Tenh Dzetle Conservancy (M.U. 6-21)

Thinahtea North Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Thinahtea South Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Thorsen Creek Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Three Sisters Lakes Park (M.U. 7-9)

Thulme Falls Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Thunderbird's Nest (T'iitsk'in Paawats) Protected Area (M.U.s 1-7, 1-8)

Thurston Bay Marine Park (M.U. 1-15)

Titetown Park (M.U. 5-13)

Tlall Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Toad River Hot Springs Park (M.U. 7-54)

Todagin South Slope Park (M.U. 6-20)

Top of the World Park (M.U.s 4-21, 4-22)

Tranquil Creek Park (M.U. 1-8)

Trembleur Lake Park (M.U. 7-26)

Trepanier Park (M.U. 8-8, 3-12)

Troup Passage Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Tsintsunko Lakes Park (M.U. 3-29)

Tunkwa Park (M.U. 3-18)

Tuya Mountains Park (M.U. 6-22)

Tweedsmuir Corridor Protected Area (M.U. 6-2)

Tweedsmuir Park — that portion in M.U. 6-1, 6-2

Ugwiwey/Cape Caution — Blunden Bay Conservancy (M.U.s 1-14, 5-7)

Ugwiwey/Cape Caution Conservancy (M.U.s 1-14, 5-7)

Uncha Mountain Red Hills Park (M.U. 6-4)

Upper Adams River Park (M.U.s 3-37, 3-42)

Upper Elaho Valley Conservancy (M.U.s 2-6, 2-11)

Upper Gladys River/Watsíx Deiyi Conservancy (M.U.s 6-25, 6-26)

Upper Kimsquit Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Upper Klinaklini Protected Area (M.U.s 1-15, 5-6)

Upper Raush Protected Area (M.U. 7-4)

Upper Rogers Kólii7 Conservancy (M.U.s 2-10, 3-15, 3-16)

Upper Seymour River Park (M.U. 3-36)

Upper Violet Creek Park (M.U.s 3-26, 8-26)

Vargas Island Park (M.U. 1-8)

Vaseux Protected Area (M.U. 8-1)

Wahkash Point Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Wakeman Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Wales Harbour Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Walhachin Oxbows Park (M.U. 3-18)

Wap Creek Park (M.U. 6-12)

Wapiti Lake Park (M.U. 7-19)

Ẁaẁley/Seymour Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-14)

Wells Gray Park (M.U. 3-39)

West Twin Park (M.U.s 7-3, 7-5)

West Twin Protected Area (M.U.s 7-3, 7-5)

White Lake Grassland Protected Area (M.U. 8-1)

White Ridge Park (M.U. 1-9)

Wilkinson-Wright Bay Conservancy (M.U.s 6-6, 6-8)

Windermere Lake Park (M.U. 4-26)

Winter Inlet Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Wire Cache Park (M.U. 3-41)

Woodworth Lake Conservancy (M.U. 8-23)

Woss Lake Park (M.U. 1-11)

Wrinkly Face Park (M.U. 8-10)

XwaḱwǝɁnaxdǝɁma/Stafford Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Yaaguun Gandlaay Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Yaaguun Suu Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Zumtela Bay Conservancy (M.U. 8-22).

(5.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 7 (a).]

(6) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season

(a) between April 1 and September 14 in Naikoon Park (M.U. 6-13),

(b) between June 1 and September 19 in Wells Gray Park (M.U.s 3-40, 3-46),

(c) between April 16 and August 24 in Cathedral Park (M.U. 8-3),

(d) between December 1 and October 31 in Kokanee Glacier Park (M.U.s 4-17, 4-18), and

(e) between April 1 and September 30 in Tā Ch'Ilā Park [a.k.a. Boya Lake Park] (M.U. 6-23).

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 2 (d).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 5; am. B.C. Regs. 152/2006, s. 7; 215/2006, s. 15; 168/2007, s. 3; 163/2008, App. 5, s. 2; 143/2009, App. 4, ss. 3 and 4; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 5; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 7; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 2; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 6; 270/2016, App. 1, s. 1; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 9; 157/2022, App. 5, ss. 6 and 7.]

Schedule 1

Region 1 — Vancouver Island

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 3; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 5; 251/2009, App. s. 2; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 6; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 1; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 8; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 3; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 6; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 10; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 4.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks1-1 to 1-15**Sept. 10 to Dec. 102***
2Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 6 (a).]
3Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 10 (a).]
4FALLOW DEER1-1 to 1-7No closed seasonNBL
5MOUNTAIN GOAT1-14, 1-15**Sept. 10 to Nov. 301
6BLACK BEAR1-1 to 1-15**Sept. 10 to Dec. 10
Apr. 1 to June 15
2
7COUGAR1-1 to 1-15**Sept. 10 to Mar. 31;
Apr. 1 to June 15
2
8WOLF1-1 to 1-15**Sept. 10 to Mar. 31;
Apr. 1 to June 15
3
9RACCOON1-1 to 1-15Apr. 1 to Mar. 3110
10OPOSSUM; SKUNK1-1 to 1-15Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
11Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 10 (a).]
12SNOWSHOE HARE1-14 to 1-15Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
10 per day
13BLUE (Sooty) GROUSE1-1 to 1-15**Sept. 1 to Dec. 315(15)***
14RUFFED GROUSE1-1 to 1-15**Sept. 1 to Dec. 315(15)***
15PTARMIGAN1-14, 1-15Sept. 10 to Nov. 305(15)
16CALIFORNIA QUAIL1-1 to 1-5Oct. 1 to Nov. 305(15)
17PHEASANTS (Cocks)1-1 to 1-9Oct. 1 to Nov. 302(6)
18DUCKS1-1 to 1-15**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 198(24)
19COOTS1-1 to 1-15**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910(30)
20COMMON SNIPE1-1 to 1-15**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910(30)
21SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE1-1 to 1-15**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 195(15)
22Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 4 (c).]
22.1WHITE-FRONTED GEESE1-1 to 1-15*The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 195(15)
23CANADA GEESE; CACKLING GEESE1-3, 1-8 to 1-15**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after November 17
The first Monday after November 18 to the last Friday before the third Saturday in December
The third Saturday in December to the first Sunday after January 5
The first Monday after January 6 to the first Sunday after January 19
10(30)
24CANADA GEESE; CACKLING GEESE1-1, 1-2, 1-4 to 1-7**The first Saturday in September to the first Tuesday after the second Saturday in September
The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after November 17
The third Saturday in December to the first Sunday after January 5
In a year that is not a leap year, February 10 to March 10
In a leap year, February 11 to March 10
10(30)
25BAND-TAILED PIGEON1-1 to 1-15Sept. 15 to Sept. 305(15)
26TURKEY1-1 to 1-7No closed seasonNBL

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Deer

1   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 7.]

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 7 (a).]

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 7.]

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 5 (a).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 4 (a).]

(6) In that portion of M.U. 1-6 bounded on the north by the southern boundary of the District of Campbell River, on the west by the eastern boundary of the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority 138 KV Transmission line right of way, on the south by the southeastern boundary of the Comox Strathcona Regional District and on the east by the mean high water mark on the Strait of Georgia, the open season for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer is from September 10 to December 10.

(6.1) In that portion of M.U. 1-6 that is known as Denman and Hornby Islands, the open season for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer is from October 5 to December 10.

(7) The open season on antlered and antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer in that portion of Sidney Island outside the boundaries of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and on James Island and above the mean high water mark of both, is August 26 to February 28.

(8) In those portions of M.U.s 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5 and 1-6 that are contained within the following described boundaries:

(a) commencing at the mean high water mark of the eastern coast of Vancouver Island at the southern boundary of the District of Campbell River and proceeding west along said boundary to the westerly boundary of Highway 19; thence southerly along said highway to its intersection with the junction of Highways 19, 4 and 4A and the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority transmission line right of way 763 in the vicinity of Parksville; thence southerly along said transmission line to the north side of Dumont Road; thence along the north side of Dumont Road to its intersection with the boundary of the City of Nanaimo; thence northerly along side said boundary to the mean high water mark of the eastern coast of Vancouver Island; thence northerly along said high water mark to the southern boundary of the District of Campbell River;

(b) commencing at a point that is the mean high water mark on the north bank of the mouth of Bush Creek which flows into Ladysmith Harbour; thence westerly along the north bank of Bush Creek to its intersection with the west boundary of British Columbia Hydro transmission line right of way 763; thence northerly along said transmission line to its most southerly intersection with the boundary of the City of Nanaimo; thence easterly along said boundary to the mean high water mark of Northumberland Channel; thence southerly and westerly along the mean high water mark to the point of commencement;

(c) commencing at a point that is the mean high water mark on the north bank of the mouth of Bush Creek which flows into the Ladysmith Harbour; thence westerly along the north bank of Bush Creek to its intersection with the west boundary of BC Hydro transmission line right of way 763; thence southerly along said transmission line to its intersection with the mean high water mark of Finlayson Arm of Saanich Inlet, due West of Sawluctus Island; thence in a general northerly direction along the mean high water mark of Saanich Inlet, Sansum Narrows and Stuart Channel to the point of commencement;

(d) commencing at the intersection of Dumont Road and the British Columbia Hydro transmission line right of way 763; thence southeasterly along the east side of said transmission line right of way to its intersection with the Nanaimo City boundary near Richards Lake, approximately 1.5 km east of Harewood Lake; thence southwesterly 800 m; thence northwesterly along a line 800 m southwest from the British Columbia Hydro transmission line right of way 763, to position 49° 09' 29" north latitude, 124° 01' 22" west longitude; thence to the point of intersection with the outlet of Witchcraft Lake; thence in a northwesterly direction to the point of intersection with the end of the paved portion of Weigles Road (position 49° 11' 40" north latitude, 124° 05' 53" west longitude); thence northeasterly along the east side of Weigles Road to the intersection of Dumont Road and Biggs Road; thence along the east side of Dumont Road to the point of commencement, including all intervening territory;

(e) commencing at a point that is the mean high water mark that is the south bank of the Goldstream River which flows into Saanich Inlet; thence southerly along the south bank of the Goldstream River to its confluence with Langford Creek; thence southerly along Langford Creek to its confluence with Langford Lake; thence southerly along the northeast shore of Langford Lake to the most southerly point on Langford lake; thence southeasterly to the most northerly point of Glen Lake; thence southeasterly along the northeast shore of Glen Lake to the confluence with Colwood Creek; thence downstream on Colwood Creek to the mean high water mark of south Vancouver Island; thence in a generally easterly, northerly, westerly and southerly direction along said high water mark to the point of commencement;

(f) those portions of M.U. 1-1 that are known as the Gulf Islands, except for Valdes Island,

excluding all Indian Reserve lands,

the open season for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer is from September 10 to December 10.

(9)-(11) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 7 (a).]

(12) On that portion of M.U. 1-15 known as Quadra Island south of the midline of North Gowland Harbour Road and Lakberg Road, the open season for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer is from September 10 to December 10.

(13) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 7 (b).]

(14) For the purpose of section 26 (1) of the Act, there is no open season on mule (black-tailed) deer bucks from September 10 to December 10 in that portion of M.U. 1-6 known as Managed Forest Unit (MFU) 19 Block 8 Iron River unless the buck has at least two tines (points) on one antler, not including the brow tine, and each tine is at least 2.5 cm in length.

(15) For the purpose of subsection (14), a person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck during an open season for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in Region 1 and does not, when returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the deer and the species licence under which the deer was killed together and available for inspection by an officer.

(16) On those portions of M.U. 1-06 known as Denman and Hornby Islands, the open season for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks is from October 5 to December 10.

(17) On that portion of M.U. 1-1 known as Valdes Island, the open season for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer is November 1 to November 10.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 7 (a); 173/86, s. 5; 215/86, s. 2; 190/87, Sch. s. 2; 234/88, ss. 12 to 14; 177/89, ss. 12 to 17; 184/90, s. 10 (a) to (e); 203/91, ss. 7 to 11; 225/92, s. 7; 212/93, s. 8; 203/94, s. 7; 288/95, s. 5; 180/96, s. 7; 236/97, s. 5; 260/97, s. 2 (a); 226/98, s. 8 (a); 195/99, s. 13 (a); 216/2000, s. 15 (a); 168/2001, s. 9; 190/2002, s. 6 (a); 269/2003, s. 6 (a); 291/2004, s. 7 (a); 222/2005, s. 7 (a); 152/2006, s. 9 (a); 168/2007, s. 5 (a) to (c); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 7; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 4; 270/2016, App. 1, s. 2; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 7 (a) and (b); 239/2018, App. 2, s. 1; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 5; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 11 (a).]

Antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer youth season

1.1   (1) The open season for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer in M.U.s 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4 to 1-6 is as follows:

(a) August 25 to September 9, restricted to the use of the bow only;

(b) September 10 to December 10.

(2) The open seasons described in subsection (1) are restricted to persons who are less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 5; am. B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 7 (c).]

Repealed

2   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 9.]

Repealed

2.1   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 8.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 7.]

Bow seasons

4   (1) The open season for hunting with a bow only for

(a) mule (black-tailed) deer bucks and black bear in M.U.s 1-1 to 1-15, is from August 25 to September 9, and

(b) blue and ruffed grouse in M.U.s 1-1 to 1-15 is from August 20 to August 31.

(c) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 7 (d).]

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 11 (b).]

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 7 (d).]

(3) In those portions of M.U.s 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5 and 1-6 as described in section 1 (8) (a), (b) and (c) of this Part, excluding all Indian Reserve Lands, the open season for hunting with a bow only for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer is from August 25 to September 9.

(4) The open seasons for hunting with a bow only, listed in subsection (1) (a) and (b), do not apply to the following areas:

(a) those portions of M.U. 1-1 known as the Gulf Islands, other than Gabriola Island;

(b) that portion of M.U. 1-5 being the watershed of the south fork of the Nanaimo River.

(5) The open season for hunting with a bow only listed in subsection (3) does not apply to that portion of M.U. 1-1 that is known as Valdes Island and that portion of M.U. 1-5 being the watershed of the south fork of the Nanaimo River.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 7 (b); 173/86, s. 6; 190/87, Sch. s. 3; 177/89, ss. 18 to 20; 184/90, s. 10 (f) to (h); 203/91, ss. 12 to 14; 225/92, s. 8; 212/93, s. 10; 203/94, s. 9; 288/95, s. 8; 180/96, s. 9; 236/97, s. 6; 260/97, s. 2 (b); 226/98, s. 8 (b); 195/99, s. 13 (b); 216/2000, s. 15 (b); 168/2001, s. 9; 190/2002, s. 6 (b) and (c); 269/2003, s. 6 (b) and (c); 291/2004, s. 7 (b) and (c); 222/2005, s. 7 (b) and (c); 152/2006, s. 9 (b); 168/2007, s. 5 (e) and (f); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 4 (b) and (c); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 9; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 3; 80/2012, App 2, s. 10; 270/2016, App. 1, s. 3; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 7 (d) and (e); 169/2020, App. 3, s. 11 (b) to (d); 157/2022, App. 5, s. 8.]

Waterfowl seasons in parks

5   (1) There is no open season on wildlife except ducks, coots, common snipe, snow geese, Ross' geese, Canada geese, cackling geese and white-fronted geese in

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 318/98, App. 1, s. 2 (a).]

(b) Cape Scott Park west of Dakota Creek only (M.U. 1-13),

(c) Gibson Marine Park (M.U. 1-8),

(d) Octopus Islands Marine Park (M.U. 1-15),

(e) Thurston Bay Marine Park (M.U. 1-15), and

(f) Sandy Island Provincial Park (M.U. 1-6).

(2) and (3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 6 (d).]

[am. B.C. Regs. 203/94, s. 10; 288/95, s. 9; 180/96, s. 10; 318/98, App. 1, s. 2 (a); 216/2000, s. 15 (c); 190/2002, s. 6 (d); 152/2006, s. 9 (c); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 4 (d).]

Repealed

6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 15 (d).]

Repealed

7   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 9.]

Hunting methods

8   A person commits an offence where the person hunts

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 318/98, App. 1, s. 2 (b).]

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 7 (d).]

(c) with a rifle in the following Provincial parks or recreation areas: Gibson Marine Park (M.U. 1-8), Octopus Islands Marine Park (M.U. 1-15), Sandy Island Park (M.U. 1-6), Thurston Bay Marine Park (M.U. 1-15),

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 318/98, App. 1, s. 2 (b).]

(e) big game with a firearm in that portion of M.U. 1-12 contained within the boundaries of the Conuma River Watershed.

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 318/98, App. 1, s. 2 (b).]

[am. B.C. Regs. 190/87, Sch. s. 4; 234/88, s. 15; 177/89, s. 22; 184/90, s. 10 (i); 225/92, s. 10; 203/94, s. 11; 288/95, s. 10; 180/96, s. 11; 318/98, App. 1, s. 2 (b); 80/2012, App. 2, s. 11; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 5.]

Repealed

8.1   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 13 (c).]

Black bear

9   (1) There is no open season for black bear in those portions of M.U. 1-15 contained within the following described boundaries:

(a) commencing at the main bridge crossing on the Klinaklini River; thence southwesterly in a straight line to the summit of Mount Blair; thence southerly in a straight line to the summit of Swampfly Peak; thence easterly in a straight line to the summit of Costello Peak; thence northerly in a straight line to the point of intersection of the midlines of Franklin River and Stanton Creek; thence northwesterly in a straight line to the point of commencement and including all intervening territory;

(b) commencing at the northeastern corner of Lot 497, Coast Range 2 Land District; thence in a southerly direction to the southeastern corner of Lot 497; thence along the lot boundary in a westerly direction to the midpoint of Kakweiken River; thence upstream in a northerly direction to the confluence of Kakweiken River and Elbow Creek; thence due East along the northern boundary of Lot 497 to the point of commencement and including all intervening territory;

(c) commencing at the highest point of land within Lot 1209; thence northwesterly in a straight line to the summit of Flora Peak; thence northeasterly in a straight line to the extremity of Macdonald Point; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the highest point of land of the western boundary of the watershed of Pete Lake; thence southwesterly in a straight line to the point of commencement.

(2) There is no open season for black bear in those portions of M.U. 1-14 contained within the following described boundaries:

(a) commencing at the southwest corner of Lot 137, Coast Range 2 Land District; thence in a general northerly direction along the natural boundary of Kingcome Inlet to the point of intersection with the westerly boundary of Lot 137; thence northerly in a straight line to the northwest corner of Lot 137; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of Lot 137 to the southwest corner of Lot 138; thence northerly along the westerly boundary of Lot 138 to the northwest corner of Lot 138; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of Lot 138 to the southeast corner of Lot 140; thence northerly in a straight line to the northeast corner of Lot 147; thence westerly along the northerly boundaries of Lots 147 and 145 to the point of intersection with the midline of the Kingcome Mainline logging road; thence in a general southerly direction along the midline of the said road and a prolongation thereof, to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Kingcome Inlet; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the point of commencement and including all intervening territory;

(b) commencing at the northwest corner of Lot 74 Coast Range 2 Land District; thence southerly in a straight line to the southwest corner of Lot 74; thence easterly along the southerly boundary of Lot 74 to the northwest corner of Lot 69; thence southerly in a straight line to the point of intersection with the northerly boundary of Lot 64; thence westerly in a straight line to the northwest corner of Lot 64; thence southerly in a straight line to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Wakeman Sound; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the southwest corner of Lot 63; thence easterly in a straight line to the point of intersection with the midline of the Wakeman Sound Mainline logging road; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of the said road to the northeast corner of Lot 72; thence westerly in a straight line to the point of commencement and including all intervening territory.

(3) There is no open season on black bear in that portion of M.U. 1-11 within 800 m of the intersection of Beaver Cove Road and Telegraph Cove Road.

[en. B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 16; am. B.C. Regs. 177/89, s. 23; 288/95, ss. 11 and 12; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 12; 239/2017, App. 1, s. 3.]

Repealed

10   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 11 (e).]

Canada geese and cackling geese

11   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 12 (a).]

(2) There is no early season (prior to the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving Day) for Canada and cackling geese in that portion of M.U. 1-4 prescribed as a seasonal no shooting area in section 7 of Schedule 6 in B.C. Reg. 76/84, except in the following defined area, commonly known as the ex-Dinsdale property, where hunting is only by permission of the landowner:

Lot 1, Block 4 Section 9, Ranges 2 and 3, Block 2 (DD4627910) of Section 10, Range 2; Cowichan District, Plan 1725.

(3) The Canada and cackling geese season in the area known as the ex-Dinsdale property and described in subsection (2) is restricted to hunting only by permission of the landowner for the 10 days starting with the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving Day and from the 3rd Saturday in December to December 31 and the 3rd Saturday in February to March 10.

[en. B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 17; am. B.C. Regs. 288/95, s. 13; 180/96, s. 12; 260/97, s. 2 (c) and (d); 318/98, App. 1, s. 2 (c); 216/2000, s. 15 (e); 222/2005, s. 7 (d); 168/2007, s. 5 (g) and (h); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 4 (e).]

Upland game birds

12   There is no open season for upland game birds in that portion of M.U. 1-6 being all of Denman Island together with the adjacent foreshore between the natural boundary of Denman Island and the mean low water mark.

[en. B.C. Reg. 203/91, s. 16.]

Columbian ground squirrel

13   The open season for Columbian ground squirrel is restricted to private land only.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 12; am. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 6.]

Repealed

14   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 5.]

 
Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer

1   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 13 (a).]

(2) The regional bag limit for mule deer is 3, of which 2 may be antlerless and 2 may be bucks.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 8 (b).]

(4) Despite subsection (2), the bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer, in those portions of M.U. 1-1 consisting of that portion of Sidney Island above the mean high water mark and outside the boundaries of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and that portion of James Island above the mean high water mark, is 3, of which 3 may be antlerless.

(5)-(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 8 (b).]

(7) Despite subsection (2), the bag limit for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer, during the September 10 to December 10 youth only season in M.U.s 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5 and 1-6, is one.

(8) Despite subsection (2), the bag limit for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer, during the August 25 to September 9 youth bow only season in M.U.s 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5 and 1-6, is one.

[en. B.C. Reg. 177/89, s. 24; am. B.C. Regs. 203/91, s. 17; 203/94, s. 13; 288/95, s. 14; 180/96, s. 13; 195/99, s. 14; 190/2002, s. 7; 222/2005, s. 8; 80/2012, App 2, s. 13; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 7; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 8.]

Grouse

2   For blue (Sooty) and ruffed grouse, the daily bag limit is 5 of each species.

[en. B.C. Reg. 260/97, s. 3; am. B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 6.]

Coyote

3   The bag limit for coyote is 10.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 13.]

Raccoon

4   The bag limit for raccoon is 10.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 13.]

Schedule 2

Region 2 — Lower Mainland

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 5; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 7; 251/2009, App. s. 3; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 10; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 4; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 14; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 6; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 8; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 9; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 12; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 6.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks2-16**Sept. 10 to Dec. 152***
2MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Antlerless2-16**Nov. 5 to Nov. 201***
3Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 4 (a).]
4MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks2-9 to 2-11**Sept. 10 to Nov. 302
5MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks2-2 to 2-4, 2-6 to 2-8, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17 to 2-19Sept. 10 to Dec. 152
5.1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks2-5, 2-12Sept. 10 to Nov. 301
6MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Antlerless (Youth Season)2-16**Oct. 21 to Oct. 311**
6.1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER AntlerlessZone A of 2-11 as shown on map '2010 Mule Deer GOS Zone A of 2-11'**Sept. 10 to Sept. 301
7MOUNTAIN GOAT2-5Sept. 10 to Oct. 151
8MOUNTAIN GOAT2-6**Sept. 10 to Sept. 301
9MOUNTAIN GOAT2-12 to 2-15**Sept. 10 to Oct. 311
10BLACK BEAR2-2 to 2-19**Apr. 1 to June 15
Sept. 10 to Nov. 30
2
11Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 8 (b).]
12COUGAR2-2 to 2-19Sept. 10 to June 152
13WOLF2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16Sept. 10 to Mar. 313
14WOLF2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16Apr. 1 to June 153
15SKUNK2-2 to 2-19Sept. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
16COYOTE2-2 to 2-19Sept. 10 to June 15NBL
17RACCOON2-2 to 2-19Sept. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
18BOBCAT2-2 to 2-19Nov. 15 to Feb. 151
19SNOWSHOE HARE2-5 to 2-19Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
10 per day
20BLUE (Sooty, Dusky) GROUSE;
SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE;
RUFFED GROUSE
2-2 to 2-19Sept. 10 to Dec. 1510(30)
21PHEASANT (Cocks)2-4, 2-8Saturday preceding Thanksgiving to Nov. 302(6)
22PTARMIGAN2-2, 2-3, 2-5 to 2-19**Sept. 10 to Dec. 155(15)
23Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 14 (a).]
24DUCKS2-2 to 2-19**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 198(24)
25Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 14 (a).]
26COOTS2-2 to 2-19**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910(30)
27Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 14 (a).]
28COMMON SNIPE2-2 to 2-19**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910(30)
29-30Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 14 (a).]
31CANADA GEESE; CACKLING GEESE2-2 to 2-19**The first Saturday in September to the first Tuesday after the second Saturday in September
The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after November 17
The third Saturday in December to the first Sunday after January 5
In a year that is not a leap year, February 10 to March 10
In a leap year, February 11 to March 10
10(30)
32SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE2-4, 2-5**The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Tuesday after December 29
In a year that is not a leap year, February 20 to March 10
In a leap year, February 21 to March 10
15(45)
32.01SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE2-2, 2-3, 2-6 to 2-19The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Tuesday after December 29
In a year that is not a leap year, February 20 to March 10
In a leap year, February 21 to March 10
10(30)
***
32.1WHITE-FRONTED GEESE2-2 to 2-19The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 195(15)
33BRANT2-4**Mar. 1 to Mar. 103(9)
34BAND-TAILED PIGEONS2-2 to 2-19Sept. 15 to Sept. 305(15)

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Deer

1   (1) On that portion of M.U. 2-16 known as

(a) Bowen Island, the open season for antlered mule (black-tailed) deer is September 1 to December 15, for antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer the open season is November 5 to December 5 and for any deer (antlered or antlerless), the open season is January 1 to January 15, and

(b) Texada Island, the open seasons for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks and antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer is from December 16 to January 15.

(2) A person commits an offence where the person hunts under subsection (1) unless the person uses a bow.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/91, s. 21.]

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 9 (a), (b); 173/86, s. 8; 190/87, Sch. s. 6; 177/89, s. 26; 184/90, s. 12 (a); 203/91, ss. 19 to 21; 225/92, s. 15 (a); 212/93, s. 12; 203/94, s. 15; 288/95, s. 16; 180/96, s. 15; 236/97, s. 9; 260/97, s. 4; 195/99, s. 16 (a); 74/2017, App. 3, s. 6.]

Mountain goat

2   (1) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 2-12 known as Goat Island.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 13.]

(3) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 2-6 being the watershed of Ashlu Creek.

(4) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 2-6 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the confluence of Ashlu Creek and the Squamish River; thence northerly along the Squamish River to the height of land being the boundary of M.U. 2-6; thence southeasterly and southerly along the M.U. boundary to the confluence of the Cheakamus River and the Squamish River; thence northerly along the Squamish River to the point of commencement.

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2001, s. 11.]

(6) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 2-12 drained by the Lois River. The closure shall extend from the right bank of the Lois River at the outlet of said river to Khartoum Lake east to the height of land separating the watershed of Lois River and Hotham Sound; thence northerly along the height of land separating the watershed of Lois River and Hotham Sound and Jervis Inlet; thence southeasterly and southerly along the height of land separating the watersheds of Lois River and Freda Creek; thence southerly along the height of land separating the watersheds of Lois River and Walt Creek; thence easterly along the height of land separating the drainages of Lois River and small unnamed creeks flowing directly into Khartoum Lake, to the point of commencement.

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 173/86, s. 9.]

[am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 9; 203/91, s. 22; 212/93, s. 13; 168/2001, s. 11.]

Youth season

2.1   It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer in M.U. 2-16 during the period October 21 to October 31, excepting bow only seasons, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 7 (a); am. B.C. Reg. 159/2008, s. 2 (b).]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 9 (c).]

Bow seasons

4   The open season for hunting

(a) antlered mule (black-tailed) deer, black bear and blue, spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse in M.U.s 2-2 to 2-19, and

(b) ptarmigan in M.U.s 2-2, 2-3 and 2-5 to 2-19

with a bow only is from September 1 to September 9.

[en. B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 17; am. B.C. Regs. 288/95, s. 18; 180/96, s. 17; 195/99, s. 16 (b).]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 15.]

Repealed

6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 18.]

Canada geese and cackling geese

7   The open season for Canada geese and cackling geese in M.U. 204 (March 10 and preceding 28 days) does not apply to the area 100 metres on either side of any dyke in the Municipality of Delta, other than Westham Island.

[en. B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 19; am. B.C. Regs. 180/96, s. 18; 168/2007, s. 7 (b); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 6 (a).]

Common snipe

8   There is no open season for common snipe in that portion of M.U. 2-4 described as follows:

the Crown land area covering all that foreshore or land covered by water being part of the Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area, Group 2, New Westminster Land District.

[en. B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 19.]

Repealed

9   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 7.]

Pheasants

10   The open season for hunting pheasants in M.U.s 2-4 and 2-8 is from the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving to November 30.

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 6 (e).]

Youth and senior seasons

11   It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer in Zone A of M.U. 2-11, as shown on map '2010 Mule Deer GOS Zone A of 2-11', during the period September 10 to September 30 unless that holder is less than 18 years of age or 65 years of age or older.

[en. B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 11.]

Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer

1   (1) For mule (black-tailed) deer the bag limit is 2, one of which may be antlerless.

(2) The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer in that portion of M.U. 2-16 being Bowen Island and Texada Island is 3, two of which may be antlerless.

(3) The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks from September 10 to November 30 in M.U.s 2-5 and 2-12 is one.

[am. B.C. Regs. 184/90, s. 13; 203/91, s. 25; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 8.]

Grouse

2   For blue (Sooty and Dusky), spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 10.

[am. B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 9.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 20 (a).]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 7.]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 9.]

Snow geese and Ross's geese

5.1   (1) The aggregate possession limit for snow geese and Ross's geese, other than in M.U.s 2-4 and 2-5, is 30.

(2) The aggregate possession limit for snow geese and Ross's geese in M.U.s 2-4 and 2-5 is 45.

(3) The possession limit for Ross's geese is 15.

(4) The aggregate bag limit for snow geese and Ross's geese, other than in M.U.s 2-4 and 2-5, is 10.

(5) The aggregate bag limit for snow geese and Ross's geese in M.U.s 2-4 and 2-5 is 15.

(6) The bag limit for Ross's geese is 5.

[en. B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 8.]

Schedule 3

Region 3 — Thompson-Nicola

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 8; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 10; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 12; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 5; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 15; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 8; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 10; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 10; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 13; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 4; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 9.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks
(Youth season)
3-12 to 3-14, 3-17 to 3-31, 3-34 to 3-44**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91***
2MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks
(4 pt. or better)
3-15, 3-16, 3-32, 3-33**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91***
3MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks
(4 pt. or better)
3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44**Sept. 10 to Sept. 301***
4MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks
(4 pt. or better)
3-46**Sept. 20 to Sept. 301***
5MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46Oct. 1 to Oct. 311***
6MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks
(4 pt. or better)
3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46**Nov. 1 to Dec. 101***
7WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91***
8WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44**Sept. 10 to Dec. 101***
8.1WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks3-46Sept. 20 to Dec. 101***
9WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46**Oct. 10 to Oct. 311***
10WHITE-TAILED DEER Either Sex3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44**Nov. 1 to Nov. 301***
11MOOSE Bulls3-34 to 3-38, 3-40 to 3-44, 3-46**Sept. 20 to Oct. 311
11.1MOOSE Bulls3-15 to 3-17, 3-31 to 3-33**Oct. 15 to Nov. 151
11.2MOOSE Bulls3-12 to 3-14, 3-18 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-30, 3-39**Nov. 1 to Nov. 151
12MOUNTAIN SHEEP Full curl ram only3-31, 3-32**Sept. 10 to Oct. 201
13MOUNTAIN SHEEP Mature ram onlyZone C of 3-17 as shown on map '2022 Mountain Sheep GOS Zone C of 3-17'**Sept. 10 to Oct. 201
14BLACK BEAR3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Apr. 1 to June 20
Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
2
15Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 8 (d).]
16BLACK BEAR3-46Apr. 1 to June 30
Sept. 20 to Nov. 30
2
17COUGAR3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-33Nov. 15 to Mar. 312
18COUGAR3-34 to 3-44Sept. 10 to Mar. 312
19WOLF3-12 to 3-16, 3-18 to 3-20Sept. 10 to June 153
20WOLF3-17, 3-26 to 3-44Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
21Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 13 (a).]
22COYOTE3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-40Sept. 1 to June 30NBL
23RACCOON3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
24BOBCAT3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Nov. 15 to Feb. 151
25LYNX3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Nov. 15 to Feb. 151
26SNOWSHOE HARE3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
10 per day
27COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRREL3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44**Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
28BLUE (Dusky) GROUSE;
SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE;
RUFFED GROUSE
3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 10 to Nov. 305(15)
29SHARP-TAILED GROUSE3-30**, 3-31Sept. 10 to Nov. 305(10)
30BLUE (Dusky) GROUSE;
SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE;
RUFFED GROUSE
3-46Sept. 30 to Nov. 305(15)
31PTARMIGAN3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 1 to Nov. 305(15)
32PHEASANT Cocks3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Oct. 1 to Nov. 302(6)
33GRAY PARTRIDGE (HUNGARIAN)3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Oct. 1 to Nov. 303(9)
34CHUKAR PARTRIDGE3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Oct. 1 to Nov. 305(15)
35DUCKS3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 8 to Dec. 238(24)
36COOTS3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 8 to Dec. 2310(30)
37COMMON SNIPE3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 8 to Dec. 2310(30)
38SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 8 to Dec. 235(15)
38.1WHITE FRONTED GEESE3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 8 to Dec. 235(15)
39Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 15 (d).]
40CANADA GEESE;
CACKLING GEESE
3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 8 to Sept. 20
Oct. 1 to Dec. 23
Mar. 1 to Mar. 10
10(30)
41MOURNING DOVES; EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES3-12 to 3-20; 3-26 to 3-44Sept. 1 to Sept. 305(15)
42BAND-TAILED PIGEONS3-13 to 3-17Sept. 15 to Sept. 30 5(15)

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Deer

1   (1)-(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 21.]

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 22 (a).]

(4) A person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck

(a) in M.U.s 3-12 to 3-14, 3-17 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-31 and 3-34 to 3-44 from September 10 to September 30, or from November 1 to December 10, or

(b) in M.U. 3-46 from September 20 to September 30, or from November 1 to December 10, or

(c) in M.U.s 3-15, 3-16, 3-32 and 3-33 from September 1 to September 9, or from September 10 to September 30, or from November 1 to December 10,

unless the buck has at least one antler which has at least 4 points (tines) not including the brow tine.

(5) A person commits an offence where the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck as described in subsections (4), (6) and (7) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the deer and the species licence under which the animal was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

(6) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt

(a) mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in M.U.s 3-12 to 3-14, 3-17 to 3-31 and 3-34 to 3-44, or

(b) white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-44

during the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

(7) The open season for hunting

(a) mule (black-tailed) deer bucks with a bow only in M.U.s 3-12 to 3-14, 3-17 to 3-31 and 3-34 to 3-44, or

(b) white-tailed deer bucks with a bow only in M.U.s 3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-44

is September 1 to September 9.

(8) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt antlerless white-tailed deer in M.U.s 3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-44 from the period November 1 to November 30, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

[am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 12; 234/88, s. 22; 184/90, s. 15; 203/91, s. 27; 225/92, s. 18; 203/94, s. 22; 288/95, s. 21; 180/96, s. 22; 226/98, s. 11; 216/2000, s. 19; 168/2007, s. 10 (a); 159/2008, s. 2 (c); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 13; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 6.]

Mountain sheep

2   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on mountain sheep ram during the period September 10 to October 20 in M.U. 3-31 or 3-32 unless it is a full curl bighorn ram mountain sheep.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 236/97, s. 11 (a) (ii).]

(3) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on mountain sheep ram during the period September 10 to October 20 in that portion of M.U. 3-17 outlined in red on map '2022 Mountain Sheep GOS Zone C of 3-17' unless it is a mature bighorn ram mountain sheep.

(4) For the purpose of section 26 (1) of the Act, there is no open season on mountain sheep in M.U. 3-32 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the bridge crossing of the Yalakam Forest Service Road over Junction Creek, thence northwesterly along the Yalakam Forest Service Road to the point of intersection with the management unit boundary between 3-32 and 5-3, thence northeasterly following the management unit boundary until the point of intersection with the Fraser River, thence southeasterly along the west bank of the Fraser River until the confluence with French Bar Creek, thence southwesterly along French Bar Creek until the confluence with South French Bar Creek, thence southerly along South French Bar Creek until the point of intersection with the West Pavilion Forest Service Road, thence southeasterly along West Pavilion Forest Service Road to the point of intersection with Leon Creek, thence westerly along Leon Creek until the point of intersection with UTM10 Point N551791 E5647541 located on Leon Creek, thence in a straight line to UTM10 point N557558 E5649515 located on Junction Creek, thence westerly on Junction Creek to the point of commencement.

[am. B.C. Regs. 212/93, s. 17; 236/97, s. 11 (a); 195/99, s. 18 (a); 80/2012, App. 2, s. 16; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 5.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 18 (b).]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 236/97, s. 11 (b).]

Columbian ground squirrel

5   The open season for Columbian ground squirrel is restricted to private land only.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 20; am. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 6.]

Moose

6   (1) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season for bull moose in Region 3 unless the bull moose has no more than two tines (points) on one antler.

(2) A person commits an offence where the person kills a bull moose as described in subsection (1) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the moose and the species licence under which the moose was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

[en. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 19; am. B.C. Regs. 288/95, s. 23; 152/2006, s. 12 (a); 74/2017, App. 3, s. 7.]

Repealed

7   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 10.]

Sharp-tailed grouse

8   There is no open season for sharp-tailed grouse in that portion of M.U. 3-30 south of the Scottie Creek Forest Service Road (5040 FSR).

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 9.]

 
Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer

1   (1) The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is one.

(2) The bag limit for white-tailed deer is two.

[en. B.C. Reg. 177/89, s. 30; am. B.C. Regs. 212/93, s. 20; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 14; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 10; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 11.]

Grouse

2   For blue (Dusky), spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 10.

[en. B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 19; am. B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 11.]

Schedule 4

Region 4 — Kootenay

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 10; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 12; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 15; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 6; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 17; 53/2013, App. 1. s. 1; 198/2013, App. 2, s. 2; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 11; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 11; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 2; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 12; 239/2018, App. 2, s. 2; 192/2019, App. 1, s. 1; 84/2020, App. 1, s. 2; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 14; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 6; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 9; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 11.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better)4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40**Sept. 10 to Nov. 101***
2 to 3Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 11 (b).]
4MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91***
5WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 10 to Nov. 301***
6Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 14 (a).]
6.1WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless4-28 to 4-31, 4-38, 4-39Oct. 10 to Oct. 311***
6.2WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless4-1 to 4-6, 4-20 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-37, 4-40Oct. 21 to Oct. 311***
7WHITE-TAILED DEER Either sex4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40**Nov. 1 to Nov. 301***
8Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 14 (a).]
8.1ELK Bulls (6 pt.)4-1 to 4-7, 4-20 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-36, 4-40**Sept. 10 to Oct. 201
8.2ELK Bulls (6 pt.)4-08, 4-09, 4-14 to 4-19, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-37, 4-38**Sept. 10 to Oct. 51
9Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 17 (e).]
10Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 12 (a).]
11Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 192/2019, App. 1, s. 1.]
12Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 198/2013, App. 2, s. 2 (a).]
13Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 11 (c).]
13.01Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 198/2013, App. 2, s. 2 (a).]
13.1MOOSE Bulls (2 pt.)4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-36 to 4-40Sept. 20 to Oct. 311
13.2MOOSE Bulls (2 pt.)4-1 to 4-6, 4-19 to 4-26, 4-34, 4-35Oct. 15 to Oct. 311
14Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 6.]
15Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 12.]
16MOUNTAIN GOAT4-28 to 4-30, 4-37, 4-39, 4-40**Sept. 10 to Nov. 301
17BLACK BEAR4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Apr. 1 to June 30
Sept. 10 to Nov. 30
2
18COUGAR4-1 to 4-5, 4-20 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-36Sept. 10 to Feb. 281
18.1Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 12 (b).]
18.2COUGAR4-6 to 4-8, 4-28 to 4-31, 4-38, 4-39Sept. 10 to Mar. 312
18.3COUGAR4-9 to 4-19, 4-27, 4-33, 4-37, 4-40Sept. 10 to Mar. 311
19WOLF4-1 to 4-4, 4-9, 4-14 to 4-16, 4-19, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-32, 4-34 to 4-36**Apr. 1 to June 15
Sept. 10 to Mar. 31
3
19.1WOLF4-5 to 4-8, 4-17, 4-18, 4-20, 4-27 to 4-31, 4-33, 4-37 to 4-40Sept. 1 to June 15NBL
20COYOTE4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 10 to Mar. 31NBL
21LYNX4-1, 4-2, 4-6 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-19, 4-21 to 4-40Nov. 15 to Dec. 311
21.1LYNX4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-20Dec. 1 to Dec. 311
22SKUNK4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
NBL
23RACCOON4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 10 to Mar. 31NBL
24RAVEN4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Apr. 1 to Mar. 315
25BOBCAT4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Nov. 15 to Feb. 151
26Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 11 (e).]
27SNOWSHOE HARE4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
10 per day
28COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRREL4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40**Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
29BLUE (Dusky) GROUSE;
SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE;
RUFFED GROUSE
4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 1 to Nov. 305(15)
30PTARMIGAN4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 10 to Nov. 3010(30)
31DUCKS4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 8 to Dec. 238(24)
32COOTS4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 8 to Dec. 2310(30)
33COMMON SNIPE4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 8 to Dec. 2310(30)
34SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 8 to Dec. 235(15)
35CANADA GEESE;
CACKLING GEESE
4-1 to 4-9; 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 8 to Dec. 2310(30)
35.1WHITE-FRONTED GEESE4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 8 to Dec. 235(15)
36MOURNING DOVES; EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES4-1 to 4-9; 4-14 to 4-40Sept. 1 to Sept. 305(15)
37PHEASANT Cocks4-6, 4-7Oct. 15 to Nov. 303(6)***
38BEARDED TURKEY4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40**Apr. 15 to May 151***
39TURKEY4-1 to 4-4, 4-14 to 4-24, 4-26 to 4-40Oct. 1 to Oct. 152***
40TURKEY4-5 to 4-9, 4-25Oct. 1 to Nov. 302***
41TURKEY4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18**Dec. 1 to Dec. 311

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

1   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 14 (a).]

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 25.]

Moose

1.1   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on bull moose, unless the bull moose has no more than two tines (points) on one antler,

(a) in M.U.s 4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18, 4-27 to 4-33 and 4-36 to 4-40 from September 20 to October 31, or

(b) in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-6, 4-19 to 4-26, 4-34 and 4-35 from October 15 to October 31.

(2) A person commits an offence where the person kills a bull moose and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers and an incisor tooth of the moose and the species licence under which the moose was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

[en. B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 13; am. B.C. Regs. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 16; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 12; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 8.]

Elk (bulls)

2   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 226/98, s. 13 (a).]

(2) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on bull elk

(a) in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-7, 4-20 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-36 and 4-40, from September 10 to October 20, and

(b) in M.U.s 4-8, 4-9, 4-14 to 4-19, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-37 and 4-38, from September 10 to October 5

unless the bull elk has at least 6 tines (points) on one antler, and each of the 6 tines is at least 2.5 cm in length.

(3) A person commits an offence if the person kills a bull elk in Region 4 — Kootenay and does not, while returning from hunting, keep together and available for inspection by an officer, the antlers of the elk and the species licence under which the elk was killed.

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 18 (b).]

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 13 (a); 190/87, Sch. s. 10; 184/90, s. 18 (b) and (c); 203/91, s. 30; 225/92, s. 22; 376/92, s. 5; 212/93, s. 22; 180/96, ss. 25 and 26; 236/97, 226/98, s. 13 (a); 190/2002, s. 12 (a); 269/2003, s. 13 (a); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 11 (a); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 17; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 18; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 8; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 15 (a); 119/2022, App. 1, s. 7.]

2.1   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 192/2019, App. 1, s. 2.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 8.]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 27.]

Mountain goat

5   (1) The open season on mountain goat is from September 10 to November 30 in only that portion of M.U. 4-37 north and west of Windy Creek.

(2) The open season on mountain goat is from September 10 to November 30 in only that portion of M.U. 4-39 which is contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the midline of Canoe Reach and the midline of Columbia River; thence in a general westerly and southerly direction along the midline of Columbia River to the point of intersection with the midline of Bourne Creek; thence in a general westerly direction along the midline of Bourne Creek and a prolongation thereof to the point of intersection with the westerly boundary of the watershed of Columbia River; thence in a general northerly direction along the westerly boundary of the watershed of Columbia River to the point of intersection with the northerly boundary of the watershed of Nagle Creek; thence in a general easterly direction along the northerly boundaries of the watersheds of Nagle Creek and Encampment Creek to the point of intersection with the westerly boundary of the watershed of Franchere Creek; thence in a general northerly and easterly direction along the westerly and northerly boundaries of the watershed of Franchere Creek and a prolongation thereof to the point of intersection with the midline of Canoe Reach; thence in a general southerly direction along the midline of Canoe Reach to the point of commencement.

(3) The open season on mountain goat is from September 10 to September 30 in only Zone A of M.U. 4-30, as shown on map '2010 Mountain Goat GOS Zone A of 4-30'.

[en. B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 18 (d); am. B.C. Regs. 212/93, s. 24; 180/96, s. 28; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 7.]

White-tailed deer

6   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 11 (b).]

(2) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt

(a) white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 during the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons, unless the person is less than 18 years of age, or

(b) antlerless white-tailed deer in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40, during the period November 1 to November 30, excepting bow only seasons, unless the person is less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 28; am. B.C. Regs. 195/99, s. 21 (b); 216/2000, s. 21 (a); 168/2001, s. 15; 168/2007, s. 12 (b); 159/2008, s. 2 (d); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 11 (b); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 19; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 8.]

Repealed

7   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 10 (a).]

Repealed

8   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 13.]

Repealed

9   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/91, s. 32.]

Repealed

10   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 13 (e).]

Wolf

11   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 27.]

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 29.]

(3) Despite Part 1 of Schedule 4, a person may hunt wolf in those portions of M.U.s 4-2, 4-3, 4-20 to 4-22, 4-24 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-37 and 4-40 in the East Kootenay Trench, below 1 100 m elevation, between April 1 and March 31.

(4) Despite Part 1 of Schedule 4, a person may hunt wolf in those portions of M.U.s 4-4 to 4-7 below 1 100 m elevation between April 1 and March 31.

[am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 18; 234/88, s. 29; 225/92, s. 25; 288/95, s. 27; 236/97, s. 13 (c); 226/98, s. 13 (c); 195/99, s. 21 (d); 216/2000, s. 21 (c); 168/2001, s. 1; 190/2002, s. 12 (e); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 11 (d).]

Repealed

12   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 30.]

Repealed

13   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 21 (e).]

Repealed

14   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 32.]

Bow seasons

15   (1) The open season for hunting with a bow only for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks and white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 is September 1 to September 9.

(2) The open season for hunting with a bow only for black bear in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 is September 1 to September 9.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 33.]

(4) The open season for hunting with a bow only for bull elk in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-38, and 4-40 is September 1 to September 9.

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 28.]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 21 (b).]

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 28.]

(8) The open season for hunting with a bow only for bearded turkey in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 is September 1 to September 30.

(9) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 21 (b).]

(10) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 10 (a).]

(10.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 13.]

(11) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 9 (a).]

(12) The open season for hunting with a bow only for bull moose having no more than 2 tines (points) on one antler

(a) in M.U.s 4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18, 4-27 to 4-33 and 4-36 to 4-40 is September 1 to September 19, and

(b) in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-6, 4-19 to 4-26, 4-34 and 4-35 is September 1 to October 14.

(12.1) Section 1.1 (2) applies for the purpose of subsection (12) of this section.

(13) The open season for hunting with a bow only for white-tailed deer in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 is December 1 to December 20.

[en. B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 13 (h); am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 21; 234/88, s. 33; 177/89, s. 38; 184/90, s. 18 (f); 225/92, s. 27; 203/94, s. 25; 288/95, s. 28; 260/97, s. 5; 195/99, s. 21 (f); 216/2000, s. 21 (d); 168/2001, s. 15; 190/2002, s. 12 (f); 291/2004, s. 13 (b); 222/2005, s. 14 (a); 152/2006, s. 14 (c); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 11 (e) to (g); 143/2009, App. 4, s. 16; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 21; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 9; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 20; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 15; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 13; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 13; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 10 (a).]

Repealed

16   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 21 (g).]

Mule (black-tailed) deer

17   (1) A person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 during the open season from September 10 to September 30 and November 1 to November 10 and in M.U.s 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-20 and 4-26 during the open season from October 1 to October 31, unless the buck has at least 4 points on one antler, not including the brow tine, each point being at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) in length.

(2) A person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck during an open season described in subsection (1) and does not, while returning from the hunt, keep the antlers, together with the species licence under which the animal was taken, available for inspection by an officer.

(3) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 during the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 28; am. B.C. Regs. 195/99, s. 21 (h); 216/2000, s. 21 (e); 190/2002, s. 12 (g); 301/2010, App. 2, s. 10; 293/2012, App. 1, s. 1.]

Columbian ground squirrel

18   The open season for Columbian ground squirrel is restricted to private land only.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 28; am. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 6.]

Repealed

19   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 12.]

Repealed

20   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 15 (b).]

Black bear

21   Despite Part 1 of Schedule 4, a person may hunt black bear on private property in M.U.s 4.1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 from August 1 to August 31.

[en. B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 21.]

Turkey

22   (1) The open season for turkey in M.U.s 4-7 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-18 from December 1 to December 31 is restricted to private land only.

(2) A person commits an offence if the person kills a bearded turkey in M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 during the open season from April 15 to May 15 or from September 1 to September 30 and does not, while returning from the hunt, keep the beard of the turkey available for inspection by an officer.

[en. B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 10 (b).]

 
Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer

1   (1) The aggregate bag limit for deer in Region 4 is two.

(2) The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 2, of which only one may be a buck and only one may be antlerless.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 22.]

(4) The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is one.

[en. B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 15; am. B.C. Regs. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 22; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 14.]

Repealed

2   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 269/2003, s. 14 (a).]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 173/86, s. 22.]

Grouse

4   The daily aggregate bag limit on blue (Dusky), spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse is 5.

[am. B.C. Regs. 225/92, s. 29; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 17.]

Pheasant

5   The bag limit for cock pheasant is 12 in one licence year.

Repealed

6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 13.]

Repealed

7   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 14.]

Bobcat

8   The bag limit for bobcat is one in one licence year.

[en. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 27; am. B.C. Reg. 269/2003, s. 14 (b).]

Turkey

9   (1) The bag limit for turkey is 3.

(2) In M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 during the period April 15 to May 15, the bag limit is one bearded turkey.

(3) In M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40 during the period September 1 to December 31, the bag limit is 2 turkeys.

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 12; am. B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 16.]

Schedule 5

Region 5 — Cariboo

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 13; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 18; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 23; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 11; 12/2011; 109/2011, s. (a); 80/2012, App. 2, s. 22; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 16; 25/2017, App. 1; 84/2020, App. 1, s. 3; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 17; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 11; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 13.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks
(4 pt. or better)
5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-15**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91***
2MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better)5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15**Sept. 10 to Sept. 30
Nov. 1 to Nov. 10
Nov. 21 to Nov. 30
1***
3MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15Oct. 1 to Oct. 311***
3.1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks5-7 to 5-9**Sept. 10 to Nov. 301***
4WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15**Sept. 10 to Nov. 301***
4.1WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91***
5MOUNTAIN SHEEP Rams5-2**Sept. 10 to Oct. 201
6MOUNTAIN GOAT5-5 to 5-9, 5-11, 5-15**Sept. 1 to Oct. 311
7Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 25/2017, App. 1, s. 1.]
8BLACK BEAR5-1 to 5-10, 5-12 to 5-15**Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
Apr. 1 to June 30
2
9BLACK BEAR5-11Sept. 10 to Nov. 30
Apr. 1 to May 31
2
10WOLF5-7 to 5-9Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 15
3
11WOLF5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
12WOLF5-10, 5-11Sept. 1 to Mar. 313
13COUGAR5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15Sept. 10 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
2
14COUGAR5-11Nov. 15 to Mar. 312
15COYOTE5-1 to 5-15Sept. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
16BOBCAT5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15Dec. 1 to Dec. 311
17LYNX5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15Nov. 15 to Feb. 151
18COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRREL5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15**Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
19SNOWSHOE HARE5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
10 per day
20BLUE (Sooty, Dusky) GROUSE;
SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE;
RUFFED GROUSE
5-1 to 5-15Sept. 10 to Nov. 3010(30)
21SHARP-TAILED GROUSE5-2 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-14**Sept. 10 to Nov. 305(10)
22PTARMIGAN5-3 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-12, 5-15Sept. 1 to Nov. 15(15)
23CHUKAR PARTRIDGE5-3Sept. 10 to Nov. 205(15)
24DUCKS5-1 to 5-15Sept. 13 to Dec. 258(24)
25COOTS5-1 to 5-15Sept. 13 to Dec. 2510(30)
26COMMON SNIPE5-1 to 5-15Sept. 13 to Dec. 2510(30)
27CANADA GEESE;
CACKLING GEESE
5-1 to 5-15Sept. 13 to Dec. 2510(30)
27.1SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE5-1 to 5-15Sept. 13 to Dec. 255(15)
27.2WHITE-FRONTED GEESE5-1 to 5-15Sept. 13 to Dec. 255(15)
28RAVEN5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15**Mar. 1 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to May 31
5
29RACOON5-1 to 5-15Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Mountain goat

1   (1) There is no open season on mountain goat in those portions of M.U.s 5-5 and 5-6 outlined in red on map '2018 Chilcotin Mountain Goat Closed Area'.

(2) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 5-15 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the confluence of the Mitchell River with the North Arm of Quesnel Lake; thence following the mean high water mark southerly, westerly and northerly to the mouth of the Quesnel River; thence northwesterly along the Quesnel River to the intersection with the Cariboo River; thence easterly and northerly along the Cariboo River to the intersection with Matthew River; thence southeasterly along the Matthew River to the height of land separating the watershed of Matthew River from the watershed of Connection Creek; thence southeasterly across said height of land to the headwaters of Connection Creek; thence southerly along Connection Creek to Cameron Creek; thence southerly along Cameron Creek to the Mitchell River; thence southerly to the point of commencement.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 32.]

(4) There is no open season on mountain goat in the portion of M.U. 5-15 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the intersection of the boundaries of M.U.s 5-1, 5-15 and 3-46; thence northerly along the boundary of M.U. 3-46 (being the western boundary of Wells Gray Park, including Wells Gray Park-Flourmills site) to a point due East of the headwaters of Summit Creek; thence due West to Summit Creek; thence downstream along Summit Creek to Quesnel Lake; thence along the south shore of Quesnel Lake to the intersection with the boundary of M.U. 5-15; thence southerly along the boundary of M.U. 5-15 to the point of commencement.

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 30.]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 12 (a).]

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 15.]

(8) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 27.]

(9) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season on mountain goat in Zone A of 5-5, as shown on map '2018/2019 Mountain Goat Zone A of 5-05'.

(10) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season on mountain goat in Zone B of 5-5, as shown on map '2018/2019 Mountain Goat Zone B of 5-05'.

(11) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season on mountain goat in Zone A of 5-6, as shown on map '2018/2019 Mountain Goat Zone A of 5-06'.

(12) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season on mountain goat in Zone B of 5-6, as shown on map '2018/2019 Mountain Goat Zone B of 5-06'.

[am. B.C. Regs. 190/87, Sch. s. 17; 177/89, s. 41; 184/90, s. 20 (a) and (b); 203/94, s. 27; 288/95, s. 30; 180/96, s. 32; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 15; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 3; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 15.]

Repealed

2   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 226/98, s. 15 (a).]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 15 (b).]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 25/2017, App. 1, s. 2.]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 239/2017, App. 1, s. 4.]

Mountain sheep

6   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on mountain sheep ram in M.U. 5-02 unless it is a full curl mountain sheep ram.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 84/2020, App. 1, s. 4 (b).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 31; am. B.C. Regs. 180/96, s. 34; 226/98, s. 15 (c); 216/2000, s. 24 (a); 72/2014, App. 2, s. 17; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 16; 84/2020, App. 1, s. 4.]

Raven

7   The open season for raven in Region 5 — Cariboo is restricted to private land.

Repealed

8   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 24 (b).]

Mule (black-tailed) deer

9   (1) and (2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 32.]

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 33.]

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 32.]

(5) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on mule (black-tailed) deer bucks during the period September 10 to September 30, November 1 to November 10 or November 21 to November 30 unless the buck has 4 or more points (tines) on at least one antler, excluding the brow tine, and each of the points (tines) is at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) in length.

(6) A person commits an offence where the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck as described in subsections (5) and (9) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the deer and the species licence under which the deer was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

(7) The open season for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer bucks with a bow only is

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 37 (a).]

(b) December 1 to December 24 in M.U. 5-8 and in that portion of M.U. 5-11 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the midline of Hotnarko River and the easterly boundary of Tweedsmuir Park; thence in a general westerly direction along the midline of Hotnarko River to the point of intersection with the midline of Atnarko River; thence southwesterly in a straight line to the apex of Mount Marvin; thence northwesterly in a straight line to the apex of Caribou Mountain; thence northwesterly in a straight line to the point of intersection of the midline of Talchako River and the midline of the unnamed stream flowing easterly into Talchako River from Mount Melikan; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of Talchako River to the point of intersection with the midline of Burnt Bridge Creek; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of Burnt Bridge Creek to the intersection with the midline of an easterly tributary of Burnt Bridge Creek flowing westerly from King Mountain; thence in a general easterly direction along the midline of the said tributary and a prolongation thereof to the point of intersection with the northerly boundary of that part of the watershed of Atnarko River downstream of Young Creek; thence in a general easterly direction along the northerly boundary of the said part of the watershed of the said part of Atnarko River to the intersection with the midline of Highway 20; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of Highway 20 to the point of intersection with the easterly boundary of Tweedsmuir Park; thence in a general southerly direction along the easterly boundary of Tweedsmuir Park to the point of commencement and including all intervening territory except areas restricted or designated by regulation.

(8) The open season for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer bucks with a bow only is from September 1 to September 9 in M.U.s 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-7, 5-8, 5-9, 5-12, 5-13 and 5-14 and from December 1 to December 10 in M.U.s 5-1 to 5-6, 5-13 and 5-14.

(9) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on mule (black-tailed) deer bucks during the period September 1 to September 9 in M.U.s 5-4, 5-5, 5-6 or 5-15 unless the buck has 4 or more points (tines) on at least one antler, excluding the brow tine, and each of the points (tines) is at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) in length.

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 31; am. B.C. Regs. 234/88, s. 40; 177/89, ss. 48 to 50; 184/90, s. 20 (e) to (g); 203/91, s. 41; 277/91, Sch. 1, s. 3; 225/92, s. 35; 212/93, s. 33; 203/94, s. 31; 288/95, s. 32; 180/96, ss. 37 to 39; 226/98, s. 15 (e); 195/99, s. 24 (c); 216/2000, s. 24 (b); 152/2006, s. 17 (a); 301/2010, App. 2, s. 12; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 9.]

Moose

10   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on moose in that part of M.U. 5-5 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the midline of Mosley Creek and the midline of Hell Raving Creek; thence in a general northerly and westerly direction along the midline of Hell Raving Creek to a point at 1 650 m elevation; thence in a general northerly and easterly direction at 1 650 m elevation to a point on the midline of the most northerly tributary of the unnamed stream flowing southerly into Bluff Lake at the most southerly point on the westerly shore thereof; thence in a general southerly direction along the midline of said creek to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Bluff Lake on the westerly shore thereof; thence more or less north in a straight line to the point of intersection of the midline of Butler Creek and the natural boundary of Sapeye Lake on the easterly shore thereof; thence in a general easterly direction along the midline of Butler Creek to a point at 1 650 m elevation; thence in a general southerly direction at 1 650 m elevation to a point on the midline of the first unnamed stream flowing westerly into Mosley Creek adjacent to and south of Middle Lake; thence in a general westerly direction along the midline of the said unnamed stream to the point of intersection with the midline of Mosley Creek; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of Mosley Creek to the point of commencement.

(2) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for moose in the part of M.U. 5-2 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the centreline of Highway 97 and Highway 20; thence in a general southerly direction along the centreline of Highway 20 to the point of intersection with the midline of Williams Lake River; thence in a general westerly direction along said midline and along the prolongation thereof to the point of intersection with the midline of Fraser River; thence in a general southerly direction along the midline of Fraser River to the point of intersection with the southern boundary of Regional Management Unit 5-02; thence in a general easterly direction along said southern boundary to the point of intersection with the centreline of Highway 97, at 70 Mile House; thence in a general northerly direction along said centreline to the point of commencement.

(3)-(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 17 (b).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 26; am. B.C. Regs. 212/93, s. 34; 180/96, s. 40; 291/2004, s. 15 (a); 443/2004; 444/2004; 222/2005, s. 17 (b); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 14 (a).]

Bowron Lake Provincial Park

11   There is no open season on wildlife in that portion of M.U. 5-16 within the boundaries of Bowron Lake Provincial Park.

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 32.]

Columbian ground squirrel

12   The open season for Columbian ground squirrel is restricted to private land only.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 36; am. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 6.]

Repealed

13   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 14.]

White-tailed deer

14   The open season for hunting white-tailed deer bucks with a bow only

(a) in M.U.s 5-1 to 5-6 and 5-12 to 5-15 is from September 1 to September 9, and

(b) in M.U.s 5-1, 5-2, 5-13 and 5-14 is from December 1 to December 10.

[en. B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 13.]

Sharp-tailed grouse

15   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on Sharp-tailed grouse in that portion of M.U. 5-3 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at a point on the midline of the Fraser River in the vicinity of Gang Ranch; thence in a general southerly direction along the midline of Fraser River to a point approximately 51° 15' 00" north latitude; thence more or less west in a straight line to the most adjacent point on the southerly boundary of the watershed of Lone Cabin Creek; thence in a general westerly direction along the southerly boundary of the watershed of Lone Cabin Creek to the point of intersection with the easterly boundary of the watershed of Churn Creek at the apex of Red Mountain; thence in a general southerly and westerly direction along the easterly and southerly boundary of the watershed of Churn Creek to a point due South of Horse Lake; thence more or less north to the point of intersection with the midline of Horse Lake; thence in a general northerly direction along the midlines of Horse Lake and Churn Creek to the point of intersection with the midline of West Churn Creek; thence in a general westerly direction along the midline of West Churn Creek approximately 3.75 km to the point of intersection with the midline of a road construction right of way leading southerly from L 50 Lillooet Land District; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of the said road construction right of way to the point of intersection with the midline of the unnamed road leading northerly from Stobart Creek to Farwell Canyon; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of the said unnamed road to the point of intersection with the midline of Chilcotin River; thence in a general easterly direction along the midline of Chilcotin River to the point of intersection with the midline of Fraser River; thence in a general southerly direction along the midline of Fraser River to the point of commencement.

(2) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on Sharp-tailed grouse in that portion of M.U. 5-14 outlined in red on map '2022 Sharp-Tailed Grouse 5-14 Closed Season'.

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 15 (b); am. B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 12 (b).]

Youth seasons

16   It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 5-1 to 5-6 and 5-12 to 5-15 from the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 25; am. B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 14.]

Black bear

17   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on black bear in those portions of M.U. 5-9 outlined in red on map '2022 Black Bear MU 5-9 Closed Season'.

(2) The open season for black bear in those portions of M.U. 5-9 within one  km of the Korich River Estuary, Kainet Creek Estuary, Culpepper Lagoon or Salmon Bay, as shown on map '2020 Black Bear Korich/Kainet/Culpepper Lagoon/Salmon Bay', is from April 1 to April 30 and from October 16 to November 30.

[en. B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 18; am. B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 12 (c).]

Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer

1   (1) The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is one antlerless and one buck.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 226/98, s. 16 (a).]

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 19 (b)]

(4) The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 2, of which only one may be a buck and only one may be antlerless.

[en. B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 32; am. B.C. Regs. 226/98, s. 16; 216/2000, s. 25; 152/2006, s. 18; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 19; 220/2020, App. 1, s. 2.]

Repealed

2   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 16.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 236/97, s. 17.]

Schedule 6

Region 6 — Skeena

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 15; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 20; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 26; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 15; 70/2011, s. 2; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 23; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 18; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 16; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 4; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 17; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 19; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 9; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 13; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 15.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks
(4 pt. or better)
6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-30**Sept. 10 to Sept. 301
2MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks6-3, 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15Sept. 10 to Nov. 301
3MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-30**Oct. 1 to Oct. 191
4MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better)6-7 to 6-9, 6-30**Oct. 20 to Nov. 301
5MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better)6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-6Oct. 20 to Nov. 151
6MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks6-12, 6-13June 1 to Feb. 2815(15)*** 
7MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Antlerless6-12, 6-13Sept. 1 to Feb. 2815(15)***
8WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30**Sept. 10 to Nov. 301
8.1WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91
9Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 26 (b).]
10MOOSE Bulls6-1, 6-2Oct. 20 to Oct. 221
11Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 15 (a).]
12MOOSE Bulls6-17 to 6-29**Aug. 23 to Oct. 311
12.1-12.2Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 17 (c).]
13ELK Bulls6-13Sept. 15 to Nov. 151
14MOUNTAIN SHEEP Rams only6-17 to 6-27**Aug. 1 to Oct. 151
15MOUNTAIN GOAT6-7, 6-17 to 6-19, 6-30, Zone D of 6-20 as shown on map '2010 Mountain Goat GOS Zone D of 6-20, 6-21 to 6-30'**Aug. 1 to Oct. 151
16MOUNTAIN GOAT6-14**Aug. 1 to Feb. 281
17MOUNTAIN GOAT6-3, Zone A of 6-9, as shown on map '2012 Mountain Goat GOS Zone A of 6-09', 6-11, 6-14 to 6-16**Aug. 1 to Nov. 151**
18CARIBOU Bulls6-17, 6-18, 6-22, 6-24 to 6-26**Aug. 15 to Oct. 101
19CARIBOU Bulls6-19, 6-23**Aug. 15 to Oct. 101
20CARIBOU Bulls6-20**Aug. 15 to Oct. 101
21BLACK BEAR6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30**Apr. 1 to June 30
Aug. 15 to Nov. 30
2
21.1Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 66/2018, App. 1, s. 4.]
22WOLF6-1 to 6-30**Apr. 1 to June 15
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
3
23COUGAR6-1 to 6-11Sept. 10 to Apr. 301***
24COYOTE6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30Sept. 1 to Mar. 3110
25LYNX6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-15 to 6-30Nov. 15 to Feb. 151
26RACCOON6-12, 6-13Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
27WOLVERINE6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30Sept. 15 to Feb. 281
28SNOWSHOE HARE6-1 to 6-30Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
10 per day
29BLUE (Sooty, Dusky) GROUSE;
SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE;
RUFFED GROUSE
6-1 to 6-30Sept. 10 to Nov. 1510(30)**
30PTARMIGAN6-7, 6-14, 6-16 to 6-29Aug. 15 to Feb. 2810(30)
30.1PTARMIGAN6-1 to 6-6, 6-8 to 6-11, 6-15, 6-30Aug. 15 to Feb. 285(15)
31DUCKS6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
8(24)
32DUCKS6-3, 6-11 to 6-14Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
Dec. 1 to Jan. 15
8(24)
33COOTS6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
10(30)
34COOTS6-3, 6-11 to 6-14Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
Dec. 1 to Jan. 15
10(30)
35COMMON SNIPE6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
10(30)
36COMMON SNIPE6-3, 6-11 to 6-14Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
Dec. 1 to Jan. 15
10(20)
37CANADA GEESE; CACKLING GEESE6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
10(30)
38CANADA GEESE; CACKLING GEESE6-3, 6-11 to 6-14Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
Dec. 1 to Jan. 15
10(30)
39WHITE-FRONTED GEESE6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
5(15)
39.1WHITE-FRONTED GEESE6-3, 6-11 to 6-14Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
Dec. 1 to Jan.15
5(15)
39.2SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE6-1, 6.2, 6.4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
5(15)
40SNOW GEESE, ROSS'S GEESE6-3, 6-11 to 6-14Oct. 1 to Nov. 30
Dec. 1 to Jan. 15
5(15)

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Repealed

1   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 42.]

Caribou

2   (1) There is no open season for caribou in that portion of M.U.s 6-25 and 6-26 within the boundaries of Atlin Provincial Park and Recreation Area.

(2) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for caribou in Region 6 unless the caribou has one antler which bears at least 5 points (tines), including the tip of the main beam, above the rear point.

(2.1) For the purposes of subsection (2), if the rear point of an antler is missing, the first rear-facing point will be used as the rear point.

(3) A person commits an offence where the person kills a caribou in an open season described in Part 1 for Region 6 — Skeena and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the caribou and the species licence under which the caribou was killed, available for inspection by an officer.

(4) There is no open season for caribou, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in that portion of M.U. 6-20 described as Spatsizi Park in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(5) There is no open season for caribou, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in that portion of M.U.s 6-25 and 6-26 described as Kawdy in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(6) There is no open season for caribou in Zone A of M.U. 6-18, as shown on map '2019 Caribou Zone A of 6-18'.

[am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 29; 190/87, Sch. s. 35; 336/87, s. 8; 177/89, ss. 53, 54; 184/90, s. 22 (a) to (c); 212/93, s. 36; 203/94, s. 34; 216/2000, s. 27 (a); 269/2003, s. 18 (a); 222/2005, s. 18 (a); 74/2017, App. 3, s. 10; 43/2019, App. s. 1; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 20 (a).]

Mountain goat

3   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 17 (a).]

(2) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of M.U.s 6-25 and 6-27 within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the natural boundary of Teslin Lake on the westerly shore thereof and the British Columbia/Yukon boundary; thence southerly along the natural boundary of Teslin Lake on the westerly shore thereof to the point of intersection with the midline of Gladys River; thence southerly along the midline of Gladys River to the point of intersection with the midline of Goodwin Creek; thence southerly along the midline of Goodwin Creek and a prolongation thereof to the point of intersection with the southerly boundary of the watershed of Gladys River; thence westerly along the southerly boundary of the watersheds of Gladys River and O'Donnel River to the point of intersection with the eastern boundary of Atlin Park; thence westerly along the boundary of Atlin Park to its intersection with the natural boundary of Atlin Lake on the easterly shore thereof; thence westerly to a point one km east of the Atlin Park boundary; thence in a general northerly direction a distance of one km perpendicular from and parallel to the Atlin Park boundary and a prolongation thereof to a point due East of the apex of Atlin Mountain; thence due West to a point one km west of the natural boundary of Torres Channel; thence southwesterly a distance of one km perpendicular from and parallel to the natural boundary of Torres Channel and Willison Bay on the northwesterly shore thereof to the point of intersection with the southerly prolongation of the midline of the unnamed stream flowing northerly into Nelson Lake; thence northerly in a straight line to the headwaters of the unnamed stream that flows northerly into Nelson Lake; thence northerly along the midline of said unnamed stream, the midline of Nelson Lake, the midline of Wann River, the midline of Edgar Lake, and again the midline of Wann River to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Taku Arm on the easterly shore thereof; thence northerly along the easterly shore of Taku Arm and Tagish Lake to the intersection of the natural boundary of Taku Arm on the easterly shore thereof and the natural boundary of Graham Inlet on the southerly shore thereof; thence northerly in a straight line to the intersection of the natural boundary of Graham Inlet on the northerly shore thereof and the natural boundary of Tagish Lake on the easterly shore thereof; thence northerly along the natural boundary of Tagish Lake on the easterly shore thereof to the point of intersection of the natural boundary of Taku Arm with the British Columbia/Yukon boundary; thence easterly along the British Columbia/Yukon boundary to the point of commencement, and including all intervening territory.

(3) The open season for hunting mountain goat with a bow only is August 15 to October 19 in that portion or M.U. 6-8 within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the confluence of the Bulkley River and the Suskwa River and proceeding upstream along the middle thread of the Suskwa River to its confluence with Harold Price Creek; thence proceeding upstream along the middle thread of Harold Price Creek to its confluence with Blunt Creek; thence proceeding upstream along the middle thread of Blunt Creek to the 4 000 foot contour; thence proceeding southeasterly in a straight line to a point at the 4 000 foot contour on Kwun Creek; thence proceeding downstream along the middle thread of Kwun Creek to its confluence with the Bulkley River; thence proceeding downstream along the middle thread of the Bulkley River to the point of commencement.

(4) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 6-20 within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the confluence of Cullivan Creek and the Stikine River and proceeding easterly along the middle thread of the Stikine River to its confluence with an unnamed creek which flows northerly into the Stikine River approximately 8 km east of the confluence of the Stikine River and the Kehechoa River; thence proceeding southerly along the middle thread of the unnamed creek, and following the easterly fork to its headwaters; thence proceeding southerly across the height of land to the headwaters of an unnamed creek flowing into Kliweguh Creek; thence proceeding downstream along the middle thread of the unnamed creek to its confluence with Kliweguh Creek; thence proceeding downstream along the middle thread of Kliweguh Creek to its confluence with the Spatsizi River; thence proceeding southwesterly along the middle thread of the Spatsizi River to its confluence with Mink Creek; thence proceeding upstream along the middle thread of Mink Creek to Cold Fish Lake; thence proceeding northwesterly along the middle thread of Cold Fish Lake to its northeasternmost point; thence proceeding northeasterly in a straight line to the headwaters of an unnamed creek flowing northeasterly into Cullivan Creek; thence proceeding downstream along the middle thread of the creek to its confluence with Cullivan Creek; thence proceeding downstream along the middle thread of Cullivan Creek to the point of commencement.

(5) and (6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/91, s. 43.]

(7) There is no open season for mountain goat, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in those portions of M.U.s 6-25, 6-26 and 6-27 described as Atlin Park in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(8) There is no open season for mountain goat, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in that portion of M.U. 6-21 described as Mt. Edziza Park in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(9) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 27.]

(10) The open season for mountain goat in M.U. 6-14 from August 1 to February 28 is restricted to the area of 6-14 within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the intersection of Highway 37A and the eastern boundary of M.U. 6-14; thence southerly along the M.U. boundary to a point due East of the headwaters of the Marmot River; thence due West to the Marmot River; thence westerly along the Marmot River to the mean high water mark of Portland Canal; thence northerly along the easterly shore of Portland Canal to its intersection with the Bear River; thence northerly along the Bear River to its intersection with Highway 37A at Stewart; thence generally northerly and easterly to the point of commencement.

(11) There is no open season for mountain goat, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in those portions of M.U. 6-11 and 6-15 described as Skeena in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(12) There is no open season for mountain goat, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in those portions of M.U. 6-20 and 6-21 described as Iskut in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(13) There is no open season for mountain goat, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in those portions of M.U. 6-27 and 6-28 described as Tagish Highlands in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(14) There is no open season for mountain goat, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93) in that portion of M.U. 6-30 described as zone C in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(14.1) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 6-30 below 3 500 feet and located to the south and west of the Kispiox River, downstream from the confluence of the Kispiox River and McCully Creek and south of McCully Creek.

(15) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 6-20 within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the intersection of Highway 37 (Stewart-Cassiar) and the Stikine River; thence in a southeasterly direction along the midline of the Stikine River to the confluence with the Klappan River; thence southerly along the Klappan River to Tsanadto Creek; thence in a southwesterly direction to Kluea Lake; thence southwesterly along the south side of Kluea Lake and connecting creek to Todagin Lake; thence along the south side of Todagin Lake to Todagin Creek; thence west along the south bank of Todagin Creek to the intersection with Highway 37 (Stewart-Cassiar); thence northerly along the highway to the point of commencement.

(16) There is no open season for mountain goat in that part of Skip Mountain above the 300 m contour.

(17) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 6-16 within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the confluence of the Kinskuch River and the Nass River; thence in a northerly and easterly direction along the Kinskuch River and following the north shores of the Niska Lakes to the most easterly point of the Niska Lakes; thence in an easterly direction to Little Paw Creek; thence in an easterly direction to the confluence with Paw Creek; thence in an easterly direction to the confluence with the Nass River; thence southerly and westerly along the Nass River to the point of commencement.

(18) There is no open season for mountain goat, except as provided in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93) in that portion of M.U. 6-21 described as zone C for mountain goat and that portion of M.U. 6-22 described as zone A for mountain goat.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 17 (a); 190/87, Sch. s. 36; 177/89, s. 55; 203/91, s. 43; 225/92, s. 39 (a); 203/94, s. 35; 168/2001, s. 20; 269/2003, s. 18 (b); 152/2006, s. 19 (a); 168/2007, s. 18 (a) and (b); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 27.]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 239/2017, App. 1, s. 5.]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 22 (d).]

Moose

6   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 19 (b).]

(2) The open seasons for hunting with a bow only for bull moose in M.U.s 6-1 and 6-2 are from September 1 to September 9 and November 16 to November 20.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 173/86, s. 31.]

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 10 (b).]

(5)-(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 173/86, s. 31.]

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 22 (f).]

(8) There is no open season for moose, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in that portion of M.U. 6-20 described as Spatsizi Park in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(9)-(9.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 10 (b).]

(10) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 27 (b).]

(11) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 18 (b).]

(12) There is no open season for moose during the period September 25 to October 10, within 400 m of the shore of and over that portion of Teslin Lake south of the north end of Shaman Island (also known as Burial Island), and including Shaman Island.

(13) The open season for bull moose in M.U. 6-2 in Tweedsmuir Park is October 20 to November 15.

(14) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 10 (b).]

(15) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 21.]

(16) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 66/2018, App. 1, s. 5 (a).]

(17) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for bull moose in

(a) Zone A of M.U.s 6-19 and 6-23, as shown on map '2016 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-19', during the period September 1 to October 31,

(b) Zone A of M.U.s 6-25 and 6-27, as shown on map '2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-25', during the periods August 23 to September 15 and October 16 to October 31,

(c) Zone A of M.U.s 6-21, 6-22, 6-23 and 6-24, as shown on map '2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-21', during the periods September 1 to September 30 and October 16 to October 31, and

(c.1) Zone A of M.U.s 6-28 and 6-29, as shown on map '2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-28, 6-29', during the period September 1 to October 31,

unless the bull moose

(d) has no more than two points on one antler,

(e) has at least one antler with a distinct brow palm bearing three or more points, or

(f) has at least one antler which has at least ten points.

(18) A person commits an offence if the person hunts, takes or kills a bull moose in an open season described in subsection (17) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers and an incisor tooth of the bull moose and the species licence under which the bull moose was taken, together and available for inspection by an officer.

(19) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season on moose in Zone B of 6-20, as shown on map '2018/2019 Moose Zone B of 6-20'.

(20) There is no open season for moose during the period October 1 to October 15 in Zone A of M.U.s 6-25 and 6-27, as shown on map '2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-25' or Zone A of M.U.s 6-21, 6-22, 6-23 and 6-24, as shown on map '2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-21'.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. (c) and (d); 173/86, s. 31; 234/88, s. 43; 177/89, ss. 57 and 58; 184/90, s. 22 (e) to (g); 203/91, s. 44; 212/93, s. 37; 226/98, s. 18; 195/99, s. 26 (a); 216/2000, s. 27 (b); 168/2001, s. 20; 190/2002, s. 17 (a); 291/2004, s. 17 (a); 222/2005, s. 18 (b) and (c); 152/2006, s. 19 (b); 274/2007, s. 2; 163/2008, App. 5, s. 16 (a); 143/2009, App. 4, s. 21; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 28; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 17; 270/2016, App. 1, s. 4; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 5 (a) and (b); 115/2018, App. 2, s. 18; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 7; 84/2020, App. 1, s. 5; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 20 (b) and (c); 119/2022, App. 1, s. 10.]

Wolf

7   The open season for wolf in that portion of M.U.s 6-1 and 6-2 being Tweedsmuir Park, is from September 1 to March 31.

Mountain sheep

8   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for mountain sheep in Region 6 — Skeena unless it is a full curl thinhorn ram mountain sheep.

(2) There is no open season for mountain sheep in that portion of M.U.s 6-25, 6-26 and 6-27 within the boundaries of Atlin Provincial Park and Recreation Area.

(3) There is no open season for thinhorn mountain sheep, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in that portion of M.U. 6-20 described as Spatsizi Park in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(4) There is no open season for thinhorn mountain sheep, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in that portion of M.U. 6-21 described as Mt. Edziza Park in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 236/97, s. 19.]

(6) There is no open season for thinhorn mountain sheep, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), in those portions of M.U.s 6-25, 6-26 and 6-27 described as Atlin in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(6.1) Despite subsection (6), there is no open season for thinhorn mountain sheep in Zone E of M.U. 6-25, as shown on map '2010 Mountain Sheep GOS Zone E of 6-25'.

(7) In that portion of M.U. 6-27 that is contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the boundary of Atlin Park and the British Columbia-Alaska border, at Mt. Poletica; thence in a general northerly direction along said border to the point of intersection with the eastern boundary of the right of way of the White Pass and Yukon Railway; thence in a general northerly direction along said right of way boundary to a point due West of the westernmost extremity of the natural boundary of Maud Lake; thence due East to said natural boundary; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the southern natural boundary of East Tutshi River, at its confluence with Tutshi River; thence in a general southwesterly direction along said southern natural boundary to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Lawson Lake; thence due East to the western natural boundary of Teepee Creek; thence in a general southerly direction along said western natural boundary to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Warm Creek, on the left bank thereof; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Warm Creek, on the right bank thereof; thence in a general easterly direction along said natural boundary to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Fantail Lake, on the southern shore thereof; thence in a general easterly direction along said natural boundary, and along the southern natural boundary of Fantail River, to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Taku Arm of Tagish Lake; thence due East to the natural boundary of Taku Arm on the eastern shore thereof; thence in a general northerly direction along said natural boundary, and along the prolongation thereof, to the point of intersection with the midline of Graham Inlet; thence in a general easterly direction along said midline to the point of intersection with the prolongation of the midline of Atlin River; thence southerly in a straight line to the point of intersection of the southern natural boundary of Graham Inlet and the western natural boundary of Atlin River; thence in a general southeasterly direction along the western natural boundary of Atlin River to the point of intersection with the natural boundary of Atlin Lake, on the western shore thereof; thence in a general southerly direction along said western natural boundary to the point of intersection with the boundary of Atlin Park; thence westerly and southerly along the boundary of Atlin Park to the point of commencement,

the open season for full curl thinhorn ram mountain sheep is August 1 to October 15.

(8) There is no open season for mountain sheep, except as provided in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93) in that portion of M.U. 6-19 and 6-20 described as 6-19 zone A for mountain sheep.

[am. B.C. Regs. 177/89, s. 59; 184/90, s. 22 (h); 212/93, s. 38; 180/96, s. 44; 236/97, s. 19; 152/2006, s. 19 (c); 143/2009, App. 4, s. 22; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 29.]

Repealed

9-10   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 26 (b).]

Mule (black-tailed) deer

11   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer buck in M.U.s 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9 and 6-30 during the period September 10 to September 30 unless the buck has at least one antler with at least 4 tines (points), excluding the brow tine, and each of the tines is at least 2.5 cm in length.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the open seasons for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer bucks with a bow only are

(a) in M.U.s 6-3, 6-10, 6-11, 6-14 and 6-15, September 1 to September 9 and December 1 to December 10,

(b) in M.U.s 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9 and 6-30, September 1 to September 9, and

(c) in M.U.s 6-7 to 6-9 and 6-30, December 1 to December 10.

(3) There is no open season for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer buck in M.U.s 6-7 to 6-9 and 6-30 with a bow only during the period December 1 to December 10 unless the buck has at least one antler with at least 4 tines (points), excluding the brow tine, and each of the tines is at least 2.5 cm in length.

(4) For the purposes of subsections (1), (3), (9) and (10), a person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck during an open season for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in Region 6 — Skeena and does not, when returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the deer and the species licence under which the deer was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 17 (b).]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 23 (a).]

(6.1) The open season for hunting antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer with a bow only in M.U.s 6-10, 6-11, 6-14 and 6-15 is from December 1 to December 10.

(7)-(8.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 16 (f).]

(9) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in M.U.s 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4 to 6-6 during the period October 20 to November 15 unless the buck has at least one antler with at least 4 tines (points), excluding the brow tine, and each of the tines is at least 2.5 cm in length.

(10) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in M.U.s 6-7 to 6-9 and 6-30 during the period October 20 to November 30 unless the buck has at least one antler with at least 4 tines (points), excluding the brow tine, and each of the tines is at least 2.5 cm in length.

[en. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 40; am. B.C. Regs. 288/95, s. 34; 195/99, s. 26 (c); 216/2000, s. 27 (c); 190/2002, s. 17 (b); 269/2003, s. 18 (c); 291/2004, s. 17 (c); 222/2005, s. 18 (d); 168/2007, s. 18 (c); 159/2008, s. 2 (f); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 16 (b) to (g); 143/2009, App. 4, s. 23; 293/2012, App. 1, s. 2; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 7.]

Repealed

12   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 35.]

White-tailed deer

13   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 36.]

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the open seasons for hunting white-tailed deer buck with a bow only in M.U.s 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 and 6-30 are September 1 to September 9.

(3)-(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 36.]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 16 (b).]

(6) The open season for hunting white-tailed deer with a bow only in M.U.s 6-3, 6-7 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 and 6-30 is December 1 to December 20.

(7) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 or 6-30 during the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 41; am. B.C. Regs. 203/94, s. 36; 190/2002, s. 17 (c); 291/2004, s. 17 (d); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 16 (h) and (i); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 30; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 16.]

Repealed

14   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 16.]

Grouse

15   The open season for hunting blue, spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse with a bow only in M.U.s 6-1 to 6-30 is September 1 to September 9.

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 17 (d).]

Elk

16   The open season for hunting Bull Elk with a bow only in M.U. 6-13 is September 1 to September 14.

[en. B.C. Reg. 269/2003, s. 18 (d).]

Cougar

17   The open season for cougar in M.U.s 6-1 to 6-11 is the shorter of the following periods:

(a) September 10 to April 30;

(b) September 10 of the year, until 72 hours after the regional manager has published that the total number of female cougar killed in M.U.s 6-1 to 6-11 since April of that year is 5.

[en. B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 18 (f); am. B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 24.]

Black bear

18   There is no open season for black bear in those portions of M.U.s 6-3 and 6-11 outlined in red on map '2022 Black Bear MUs 6-3 and 6-11 Closed Season'.

[en. B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 14.]

Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Grouse

1   (1) The daily aggregate bag limit for blue (Sooty and Dusky), spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse in M.U.s 6-1 to 6-11 and 6-14 to 6-30 is 10.

(2) The daily aggregate bag limit for blue (Sooty and Dusky), spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse in M.U.s 6-12 and 6-13 is 5.

[en. B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 19.]

Deer

2   (1) The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is two, of which only one may be antlered and only one may be antlerless, except in M.U.s 6-12 and 6-13.

(1.1) The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer in M.U.s 6-12 and 6-13 is 15.

(2) The possession limit for mule (black-tailed) deer in M.U.s 6-12 and 6-13 is 5.

(3) The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 2, of which only one may be a buck and only one may be antlerless.

[am. B.C. Regs. 180/96, s. 46; 236/97, s. 20; 226/98, s. 19; 269/2003, s. 19; 222/2005, s. 19; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 31.]

Cougar

3   The bag limit for cougar in M.U.s 6-1 to 6-11 is one.

[en. B.C. Reg. 291/2004, s. 18; am. B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 15.]

Schedule 7

Region 7 — Omineca-Peace

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 17; am. B.C. Regs. 236/2008, s. 1; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 26; 251/2009, App. s. 4; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 32; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 17; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 24; 103/2013, App. 1, s. 1 (a); 72/2014, App. 2, s. 19; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 18; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 6; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 20; 43/2019, App. s. 2 (a); 84/2020, App. 1, ss. 6 and 7; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 21; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 11; 157/2022, App. 1, s. 1; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 17; 112/2023, App. 1, s. 5.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Oct. 1 to Oct. 311
2MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt.)7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Sept. 10 to Sept. 30
Nov. 1 to Nov. 30
1
2.1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt.)7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25**Sept. 10 to Nov. 151
2.2MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt.)7-19, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-48 to 7-52, 7-57, 7-58**Sept. 10 to Oct. 51***
2.3MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25**Oct. 1 to Oct. 191
2.4MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91
2.5MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Sept. 10 to Sept. 301
2.6MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44 to 7-47**Sept. 1 to Sept. 301
3MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt.)7-20 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-35, 7-43 to 7-47, 7-54**Nov. 1 to Nov. 301***
4Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 32 (b).]
5Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 26.]
6Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 24 (a).]
7MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Antlerless7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91
7.1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Antlerless7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25**Oct. 1 to Oct. 191
8WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks7-2 to 7-50, 7-54 to 7-58**Sept. 10 to Nov. 301
9Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 112/2023, App. 1, s. 5.]
10WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks7-2 to 7-5, 7-7 to 7-10, 7-12, 7-13, 7-15, 7-17**Nov. 1 to Nov. 301
11Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 17 (c).]
12WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless7-2 to 7-5, 7-7 to 7-10, 7-12, 7-13, 7-15, 7-17, Zone A of 7-20 as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20'Oct. 10 to Oct. 311
13WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks7-2 to 7-50, 7-54 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91
13.1BISONZone E of 7-42 as shown on map '2020 Bison GOS Zone E of 7-42' and Zone F of 7-57, 7-58 as shown on map '2020 Bison GOS Zone F of 7-57, 7-58'Sept. 1 to Jan. 311
14MOOSE Bulls (2 pt.)7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38**Sept. 10 to Nov. 51
15Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 66/2018, App. 1, s. 6.]
16Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 11 (a).]
17MOOSE Bulls (2 pt.)7-37, 7-39 to 7-41**Aug. 15 to Nov. 51
18-19Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 11 (a).]
20MOOSE Bulls7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50 to 7-54, 7-57**Sept. 1 to Sept. 30
Oct. 16 to Oct. 31
1
20.1MOOSE Bulls7-19 to 7-22, 7-31, 7-33, 7-35, 7-46 to 7-49, 7-55**Oct. 25 to Oct. 26
Nov. 10 to Nov. 11
1
21ELK Bulls (6 pt.)7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38 to 7-40Sept. 10 to Oct. 91
22ELK Bulls (3 pt.)7-49, 7-50 and Zone A of M.U. 7-42 as described in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation, Schedule II, as shown on map 2009/2010 Elk Zone A and B of 7-42**Aug. 15 to Sept. 91
23ELK Bulls (6 pt.)7-19 to 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, Zone A of 7-43 as described in section 2 (10) of Part 2, those portions of 7-20, 7-21 and 7-46 located outside Zone A of 7-20 as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20'**Sept. 1 to Oct. 311
24ELK Bulls (3 pt.)7-35, 7-44, 7-45, 7-58, Zone A of 7-20 as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20', Zone B of 7-43 as described in section 2 (10) of Part 2Sept. 1 to Oct. 311
25ELK Bulls (6 pt.)7-37, 7-41, 7-57, Zone B of 7-42 as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone B of 7-42'Aug. 15 to Oct. 311
26ELK Bulls (6 pt.)7-48, 7-49, 7-50** and Zone A of M.U. 7-42 as described in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation, Schedule II, as shown on map 2009/2010 Elk Zone A and B of 7-42Sept. 10 to Oct. 311
27ELK Bulls (6 pt.)7-51, 7-52, 7-53, 7-54**Sept. 5 to Sept. 151
27.1Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 21.]
27.11ELK antlerless7-35, 7-44, 7-45, Zone A of 7-20 as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20', Zone B of 7-43 as described in section 2 (10) of Part 2Sept. 15 to Oct. 151
27.12ELK antlerless7-58Sept. 15 to Oct. 311
28Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 18 (m).]
29MOUNTAIN SHEEP Rams only7-18, 7-19**Aug. 15 to Sept. 301
30MOUNTAIN SHEEP Rams only7-37, 7-39 to 7-41**Aug. 1 to Oct. 151***
31MOUNTAIN SHEEP Rams only7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50 to 7-52, 7-54, 7-57**Aug. 1 to Oct. 151***
32MOUNTAIN GOAT7-3 to 7-5, 7-17, 7-18, 7-27 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Aug. 15 to Oct. 151
33MOUNTAIN GOAT7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50 to 7-52, 7-54, 7-57**Aug. 25 to Oct. 151
34-35Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 11 (a).]
36CARIBOU Bulls (5 pt.)7-37, 7-39 to 7-41**Aug. 15 to Oct. 151
37Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 26.]
38BLACK BEAR7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58Apr. 1 to June 30
Aug. 15 to Nov. 15
2
38.1BLACK BEAR7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41Apr. 1 to June 30
Aug. 15 to Nov. 15
2
39COUGAR7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58Sept. 10 to Mar. 312
40COUGAR7-2 to 7-8, 7-16 to 7-18, 7-23Sept. 10 to Mar. 312
40.1COUGAR7-9 to 7-15, 7-24, 7-25Sept. 10 to Mar. 311
41WOLF7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41Apr. 1 to June 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
NBL
42Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 24 (a).]
43WOLF7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58Apr. 1 to June 15
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
3
44COYOTE7-2 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
45LYNX7-2 to 7-58**Nov. 1 to Feb. 151
46WOLVERINE7-3, 7-17, 7-18, 7-37 to 7-41Oct. 15 to Jan. 151
47WOLVERINE7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-47 to 7-58Oct. 15 to Jan. 151
48SNOWSHOE HARE7-2 to 7-58Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
10***
49BLUE (Dusky) GROUSE7-2 to 7-7, 7-17, 7-18, 7-23, 7-27, 7-28, 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Sept. 1 to Nov. 1510(30)
50BLUE (Dusky) GROUSE7-21, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50 to 7-52, 7-54, 7-57, 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 1510(30)
51SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Sept. 1 to Nov. 1510(30)
52SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 1510(30)
53RUFFED GROUSE7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Sept. 1 to Nov. 1510(30)
54RUFFED GROUSE7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 1510(30)
55SHARP-TAILED GROUSE7-20 to 7-22, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44 to 7-49, 7-52 to 7-56, 7-58Sept. 1 to Nov. 153(6)
56PTARMIGAN7-2 to 7-6, 7-17 to 7-19, 7-21 to 7-23, 7-27 to 7-31, 7-36 to 7-43, 7-50 to 7-55, 7-57Aug. 15 to Feb. 2810(30)
57DUCKS7-2 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 308(24)
58COOTS7-2 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 3010(30)
59COMMON SNIPE7-2 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 3010(30)
60SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE7-2 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 305(15)
61Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 17 (b).]
62CANADA GEESE;
CACKLING GEESE
7-2 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 3010(30)
63WHITE-FRONTED GEESE7-2 to 7-58**Sept. 1 to Nov. 305(15)
64RAVEN7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-45, 7-46**Apr. 1 to Mar. 315
65COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRREL7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41**Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Moose

1   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 30 (a).]

(2) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for bull moose in the area or during the period described in subsection (4), unless that bull has no more than 2 points (tines) on one antler.

(3) A person commits an offence where the person hunts, takes or kills a bull moose described in subsection (2) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the animal and the species licence under which the animal was taken together and available for inspection by an officer.

(4) The open season for hunting with a bow only in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-15 for bull moose is September 1 to September 9.

[am. B.C. Regs. 190/87, Sch. s. 40; 177/89, s. 61; 212/93, s. 43; 203/94, s. 38; 288/95, s. 38; 180/96, s. 48; 195/99, s. 28 (a); 216/2000, s. 30 (a); 166/2001, s. 3; 190/2002, s. 19 (a); 74/2017, App. 3, s. 11; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (a).]

Mule (black-tailed) deer and white-tailed deer

2   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks, unless the buck has at least one antler with at least 4 points, not including the brow tine,

(a) in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-41 from September 10 to September 30 and from November 1 to November 30,

(b) in M.U.s 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24 and 7-25 from September 10 to November 15,

(c) in M.U.s 7-19, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-48 to 7-52, 7-57 and 7-58 from September 10 to October 5, and

(d) in M.U.s 7-20 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-35, 7-43 to 7-47 and 7-54 from November 1 to November 30.

(1.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 19 (a).]

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 177/89, s. 63.]

(3)-(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 24 (b).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 33 (b).]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 18 (a).]

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 19 (b).]

(7.1) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt antlerless white-tailed deer in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-5, 7-7 to 7-10, 7-12, 7-13, 7-15 and 7-17 and Zone A of M.U. 7-20, as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20', during the period November 1 to November 30, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

(8) The open season for antlerless mule deer with a bow only in M.U.s 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24 and 7-25 is from September 1 to September 9.

(9) Despite items 2.2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 7 for Region 7, the mule (black-tailed) deer seasons in M.U. 7-43 are restricted to Zone A of MU 7-43 from September 10 to October 5 and Zone B of MU 7- 43 from November 1 to November 30.

(10) For the purposes of items 23, 24 and 27.11 in the table in Part 1, subsection (9) of this section and section 11 (12) and (13) of this Part, Zone A of M.U. 7-43 lies to the west and Zone B of M.U. 7-43 lies to the east of the following described line:

commencing at the junction of Graham River and an unnamed creek at 56.4633° north latitude and 122.901° west longitude and proceeding upstream along the midline of that unnamed creek to the head of the tributary of that creek at 56.5655° north latitude and 122.9299° west longitude; thence northwesterly approximately 100 metres to the head of the branch of Russell creek located at 56.5644° north latitude and 122.9319° west longitude; thence downstream along the midline of that creek and the midline of Russell Creek to its confluence with Chowade River at 56.6809° north latitude and 122.952° west longitude; thence upstream along the midline of Chowade River to 56.9665° north latitude and 122.952° west longitude; thence upstream along the midline of the unnamed creek entering Chowade River at that point from the north to 56.8152° north latitude and 123.1219° west longitude; thence approximately 800 metres north in a straight line through the wetland to the head of an unnamed creek located at 56.8222° north latitude and 123.1229° west longitude; thence downstream along the midline of that creek to its junction with Cypress Creek at 56.8512° north latitude and 123.13° west longitude.

(11) The open season for hunting mule (black-tailed) deer bucks and white-tailed deer bucks with a bow only in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-41 is from September 1 to September 9.

(12) The open season for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks with a bow only in M.U.s 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35 and 7-44 to 7-47 is from September 1 to September 30.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 19 (a); 190/87, Sch. ss. 41 and 42; 177/89, ss. 62 to 64; 184/90, s. 24 (a) and (b); 203/91, s. 47; 212/93, s. 44; 180/96, s. 49; 226/98, s. 21 (a); 168/2001, s. 22; 190/2002, s. 19 (b); 152/2006, s. 21 (a) and (b); 257/2006, s. 2; 168/2007, s. 20 (a) to (c); 275/2007, s. 2 (a) to (d); 159/2008, s. 2 (g); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 18 (a); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 33; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 18; 53/2013, App. 1, s. 2 (a); 103/2013, App. 1, s. 1 (b) and (c); 130/2016, App. 2, s. 19; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (b) and (c); 169/2020, App. 3, s. 22 (a).]

Moose

3   (1) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season on bull moose in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-38 from September 10 to November 5, or in M.U.s 7-37 and 7-39 to 7-41 from August 15 to November 5 unless the bull moose has no more than two tines (points) on one antler.

(2) A person commits an offence where the person hunts, takes or kills a bull moose described in subsection (1) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the moose and the species licence under which the moose was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

(3)-(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 24 (b).]

(5) A person commits an offence where the person hunts, takes or kills a calf moose and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the lower jaw, including the incisor teeth, and the species licence under which the moose was taken together and available for inspection by an officer.

[am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 34; 190/87, Sch. s. 43; 234/88, s. 47; 177/89, ss. 65 and 66; 184/90, s. 24 (b); 203/91, s. 48; 277/91, Sch. 1, s. 6; 212/93, s. 45; 203/94, s. 39; 180/96, s. 50; 226/98, s. 21 (b); 195/99, s. 28 (b); 152/2006, s. 21 (c); 74/2017, App. 3, s. 11; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (d).]

Mountain goat

4   (1) There is no open season on mountain goat in the portion of M.U. 7-3 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the intersection of the Holmes River with Highway 16 in the vicinity of McBride, Cariboo Land District; thence upstream along the Holmes River to the intersection with the westerly boundary of Mount Robson Park; thence southerly along said boundary to the headwaters of Small Creek; thence westerly and southerly along Small Creek to the intersection with Highway 16; thence northwesterly along said highway to the intersection with an unnamed creek, in the vicinity of District Lot 7823A, Cariboo Land District; thence northerly along the unnamed creek to its headwaters; thence northerly along the height of land separating Horsey Creek from Small Creek, Horsey Creek from the Holmes River and Nevin Creek from the Holmes River to a point approximately 4 km due North of the northeast corner of District Lot 7217, Cariboo Land District; thence due southeast to Nevin Creek; thence northeasterly along Nevin Creek and its most northerly tributary to the height of land separating the Nevin Creek watershed from the watershed of Small Creek and the Holmes River; thence southerly along the height of land separating Nevin Creek and Small Creek to the headwaters of Holliday Creek; thence westerly along Holliday Creek to the intersection with Highway 16; thence northwesterly along Highway 16 to the point of commencement.

(2) There is no open season on mountain goat in

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 19 (b).]

(b) those portions of M.U.s 7-36, 7-42, 7-43 and 7-57 (Sikanni-Muskwa Foothills) contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the southeastern boundary of M.U. 7-36, being the east end of the WAC Bennett Dam, and following the M.U. 7-36 boundary northwest to where it adjoins the M.U. 7-43 boundary on the Graham River; thence northeasterly following the M.U. 7-43 boundary, being the Graham River, to its confluence with the Halfway River; thence northerly along the east boundary of M.U. 7-43, being the Halfway River, to the confluence of the Halfway River and Cypress Creek; thence northwesterly along the north boundary of M.U. 7-43 to the east boundary of M.U. 7-57; thence northerly along the east boundary of M.U. 7-57 to the southern boundary of M.U. 7-42, being the Sikanni River; thence following the M.U. 7-42 boundary easterly to the Alaska Highway; thence north along the Alaska Highway, being the east boundary of M.U. 7-42 to the north boundary of M.U. 7-42; thence in a general westerly direction along the north boundary of M.U. 7-42 to the unnamed stream flowing southeasterly into the Muskwa River at 123° 59' 12.50" west longitude and 57° 51' 56.59" north latitude; thence in a southerly direction along the Muskwa River and along the midline of the unnamed tributary flowing northerly into the Muskwa River at 123° 59' 43.58" west longitude and 57° 50' 11.87" north latitude; thence in a southerly direction to the northern tributary of Crehan Creek to the main channel of Crehan Creek at 123° 54' 12.32" west longitude and 57° 45' 23.45" north latitude; thence in a southerly direction along the southern tributary of Crehan Creek to the unnamed tributary flowing into the Prophet River, thence in a southerly direction along the said unnamed creek to the Prophet River at 123° 53' 43.66" west longitude and 57° 39' 42.04" north latitude; thence in a southerly direction along the unnamed creek flowing northerly into the Prophet River at 123° 53' 46.70" west longitude and 57° 39' 41.04" north latitude; thence in a southerly direction along the said unnamed stream to the unnamed stream flowing into Richards Creek; thence in a southerly direction along the unnamed creek flowing northerly into Richards Creek at 123° 49' 17.53" west longitude and 57° 35' 01.25" north latitude; thence in a southerly direction along the said unnamed creek, and along the unnamed creek flowing southerly into Keily Creek, to Keily Creek; thence southeasterly along the midline of Keily Creek to the Besa River; thence in a southerly direction along the Besa River to the unnamed tributary flowing northerly into the Besa River at 123° 45' 05.86" west longitude and 57° 19' 27.60" north latitude; thence in southerly direction along the said unnamed tributary to the unnamed stream flowing southerly into the Sikanni Chief River; thence in a southerly direction along the said unnamed stream to the Sikanni Chief River; thence easterly approximately 1 km along the midline of the Sikanni Chief River to the unnamed stream flowing northerly into the Sikanni Chief River; thence southerly along the said unnamed stream to Embree Creek; thence southeasterly along Embree Creek to Sidenius Creek; thence southwesterly along Sidenius Creek to the unnamed creek flowing northerly into Sidenius Creek at 123° 44' 12.06" west longitude and 57° 02' 46.22" north latitude; thence southerly to the unnamed stream flowing southwesterly into the Halfway River; thence southwesterly along the said unnamed stream to the Halfway River; thence easterly along the Halfway River to the unnamed stream flowing northerly into the Halfway River at 123° 34' 44.81" west longitude and 56° 54' 17.53" north latitude; thence southerly along the said unnamed stream to the unnamed stream flowing southerly into Poutang Creek; thence in a southerly direction along the said unnamed stream to Poutang Creek; thence southerly along Poutang Creek to the unnamed stream flowing southerly into Needham Creek; thence southerly along the said unnamed stream to Needham Creek; thence downstream approximately 2.1 km; thence south easterly to the northerly tributary of the Nabesche River; thence southerly along Nabesche Creek to the unnamed stream flowing northeasterly into the Nabesche River at 123° 15' 10.71" west longitude and 56° 17' 32.11" north latitude; thence southerly along the said unnamed creek and the unnamed creek flowing into the West Nabesche River, to the West Nabesche River; thence southeasterly along the south bank of the West Nabesche River to Williston Lake; thence across Williston Lake to the mouth of the unnamed creek flowing northerly into Williston Lake on the west side of Pardonet Hill; thence in a general easterly direction along the southerly boundary of M.U. 7-36, being the southerly shore of Williston Lake, to the point of commencement, including all intervening territory;

(c) that portion of M.U. 7-42 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the mouth of Trimble Creek and proceeding upstream to Trimble Lake; thence proceeding northwesterly along the north shore of Trimble Lake to the westernmost point of that lake; thence proceeding in a straight line northwesterly to the southernmost point of the Besa River; thence proceeding downstream along the Besa River to Keily Creek; thence upstream along Keily Creek for a distance of 9 km; thence due North to Richards Creek; thence upstream along Richards Creek for a distance of 2.5 km; thence due North to Hewer Creek, then proceeding downstream along Hewer Creek to the Prophet River; thence proceeding northerly to the headwaters of Crehan Creek; thence proceeding downstream along Crehan Creek to its first tributary which flows northerly; thence proceeding upstream along that tributary to its headwaters; thence proceeding northwesterly to the headwaters of the unnamed creek which flows into the Muskwa River; thence proceeding easterly along the northern boundary of M.U. 7-42 to the Alaska Highway; thence proceeding southerly along the eastern boundary of M.U. 7-42 to the Sikanni River; thence proceeding westerly along the southern boundary of M.U. 7-42 to the point of commencement.

(3) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-4 contained within the following described boundaries:

(a) commencing at the confluence of the Fraser River and Eddy Creek; thence southerly along Eddy Creek to the height of land; thence following the height of land to the confluence of the Castle River with the Fraser River; thence northerly along the Fraser River to the point of commencement;

(b) commencing at the confluence of the Raush River with the Fraser River; thence southerly along the Fraser River to the confluence of Kiwa Creek; thence westerly along the height of land separating the watershed of Kiwa Creek from the watershed of the Fraser River to a point separating the watershed of the most northerly fork of Kiwa Creek from the watershed of the Raush River; thence due West to the Raush River; thence northerly along the Raush River to the point of commencement;

(c) commencing at the southwestern corner of Lot 6030, Cariboo Land District; thence following the height of land separating the watershed of Kiwa Creek from the watersheds of the Raush River and Tete Creek to the southwest corner of Lot 6026, Cariboo Land District; thence northerly along the western boundary of Lots 6026 and 6027 to the southeast corner of Lot 6030; thence westerly to the point of commencement.

(4) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-3 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the junction of the Holmes River with the Fraser River; thence downstream along the Fraser River to the junction with McKale Creek; thence upstream along McKale Creek to the height of land being Mount Renshaw; thence easterly along the height of land separating the watershed of Renshaw Creek from the watershed of Chalco Creek to the B.C./Alberta Provincial Boundary; thence southeasterly along said boundary to the boundary of Mount Robson Park; thence southerly along the park boundary to the Holmes River; thence downstream along the Holmes River to the point of commencement.

(5) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-2 contained within the 4 000 foot contour and bounded on the south by Gunn and Glacier Creeks and the height of land between said creeks.

(6) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-3 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the intersection of the Holmes River and Highway 16 in the vicinity of McBride, Cariboo Land District; thence upstream along the Holmes River to a point due North of the northeast corner of Lot 7217, Cariboo Land District; thence due South approximately 6.5 km; thence southeast to Nevin Creek; thence southerly along Nevin Creek to the intersection with Highway 16; thence northwesterly along said Highway to the point of commencement.

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 21 (b) (i).]

(8) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/91, s. 50.]

(9) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-3 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the midline of Fraser River and the midline of Fleet Creek; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of Fleet Creek and a prolongation thereof to the point of intersection with the southerly boundary of the watershed of Cushing Creek; thence in a general easterly direction along the southerly boundary of the watershed of Cushing Creek to the point of intersection with a prolongation of the midline of East Twin Creek; thence in a general southerly direction along said prolongation and the midline of East Twin Creek to the point of intersection with the midline of Fraser River; thence in a general westerly direction along the midline of Fraser River to the point of commencement.

(10) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-51 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the natural boundary of Kechika River on the right bank thereof and the midline of Hornline Creek; thence in a general easterly and southerly direction for 5 km on either side of the midlines of Hornline Creek and its upper tributary and the prolongations thereof to the point of intersection with the westerly boundary of the watershed of Hornline Creek.

(11) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 28 (c).]

(12) There is no open season for mountain goat in that portion of the Ospika River watershed below the 1 200 m elevation.

(13) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-18 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the summit of Mount Hedrick; thence proceeding in a westerly and northwesterly direction along the height of land following the watershed boundary of Gleason Creek to a point at 5 000 m elevation; thence proceeding in a southwesterly direction to the point of intersection with the McGregor River; thence proceeding in a northwesterly direction upstream along the middle line of the McGregor River approximately 5 km; thence proceeding in a northerly, easterly, southerly and southwesterly direction along the height of land of the watershed of Gleason Creek to the point of commencement.

(14) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-42 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at a point on the east bank of the Prophet River at 123° 11' 27.24" west longitude and 57° 45' 21.99" north latitude; thence in a southeasterly direction for approximately 1 431 m; thence following a bearing of 172° 40' 52" for 31.2 km to the point of intersection with Pocketknife Creek; thence in a general southwesterly direction along Pocketknife Creek to the point of intersection with the unnamed creek flowing southerly into Pocketknife Creek at 123° 12' 26.28" west longitude and 57° 26' 28.72" north latitude; thence in a general northerly direction along the said unnamed creek to the prolongation of the easterly tributary of the Granger Creek; thence in a general northerly direction along Granger Creek to the point of intersection with the Prophet River; thence in a general northeasterly direction along the east bank of the Prophet River to the point of commencement, including all intervening territory, the whole containing 23 071 hectares, more or less.

(15) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-51 shown on map '2020 GOS Mountain Goat Closed Area Zone A of 7-51'. 

(16) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-51 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the Kechika River and the unnamed creek flowing southwesterly into the Kechika River at 127° 21' 54.60" west longitude and 59° 01' 5.11" north latitude; thence in a general southerly direction along the midline of the Kechika River to the point of intersection with Matulka Creek; thence in a general easterly direction along Matulka Creek to the point of intersection with the unnamed creek flowing southerly into Matulka Creek at 126° 55' 50.32" west longitude and 58° 45' 10.10" north latitude; thence in a general northerly direction along the midline of the said unnamed stream to the unnamed tributary flowing northerly into Horneline Creek; thence in a general northerly direction along Horneline Creek to a point 1 km southwest of Horneline Lake; thence in a general westerly direction along the stream flowing easterly out of Moose Lake to the point of intersection with the eastern shore of Moose Lake; thence in a general westerly direction along the southerly shore of Moose Lake and along the unnamed tributary flowing easterly into Moose Lake; thence in a general southwesterly direction to the point of commencement, including all intervening territory, the whole containing 60 561 hectares, more or less.

(17)-(18) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 21 (b) (i).]

(19) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-51 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the Alaska Highway and the midline of Prochniak Creek at 125° 58' 53.97" west longitude and 59° 14' 32.74" north latitude; thence in a general northwesterly direction along the Alaska Highway to the point of intersection with a point north of the westerly boundary of the Houle Creek watershed at 126° 16' 35.60" west longitude and 59° 27' 29.05" north latitude; thence in a general southerly direction along the height of land to the westerly boundary of the Houle Creek watershed; thence in a general southerly then easterly direction along the westerly and southerly boundaries of the Houle Creek watershed to the point of intersection with the prolongation of the unnamed stream flowing southeasterly into Prochniak Creek at 126° 00' 37.10" west longitude and 59° 14' 42.89" north latitude; thence in a general easterly direction along the midline of Prochniak Creek to the point of commencement, including all intervening territory, the whole containing 35 300 hectares, more or less.

(20) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-52 contained within the following described boundaries:

commencing at the point of intersection of the midline of the Turnagain River and the midline of the Major Hart River at 127° 51' 20.82" west longitude and 59° 00' 47.84" north latitude; thence southwesterly along the southerly boundary of the Major Hart River watershed to the point of intersection of the easterly boundary of the Sheep Creek watershed; thence in a general southerly direction along the easterly boundary of the Sheep Creek watershed to approximately 128° 00' 13.47" west longitude and 58° 49' 48.24" north latitude; thence in a general southwesterly direction to a point at 128° 01' 11.23" west longitude and 58° 48' 14.60" north latitude; thence in a southeasterly direction to the head of the unnamed stream flowing into the Turnagain River; thence southeasterly along the midline of the said unnamed stream to the midline of the Turnagain River; thence in a general easterly then northerly direction along the midline of the Turnagain River to the point of commencement, including all intervening territory, the whole containing 23 800 hectares, more or less.

(21) There is no open season on mountain goat in those portions of M.U.s 7-27 and 7-28 shown on map '2020 Mitchell Mountain Mountain Goat Closed Season'.

(22) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-27 shown on map '2020 Driftwood Mountain Mountain Goat Closed Season'.

(23) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-27 shown on map '2020 Blanchet Mountain Mountain Goat Closed Season'.

(24) There is no open season on mountain goat, except as provided in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/94), in that portion of M.U. 7-50 shown on map '2020 Mountain Goat Zone A of 7-50' in Schedule 2 of the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(25) There is no open season on mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-54 shown on map '2020 GOS Mountain Goat Closed Area Zone A of 7-54'.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 19 (b); 190/87, Sch. ss. 44 to 47; 177/89, s. 67; 184/90, s. 24 (c); 203/91, ss. 49, 50; 180/96, s. 51; 195/99, s. 28 (c); 190/2002, s. 19 (c); 222/2005, s. 21 (a) and (b); 66/2018, App. 1, s. 7 (a); 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (e) and (f); 84/2020, App. 1, s. 8; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 22 (b) to (d).]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 19 (d).]

Repealed

5.1   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (g).]

Repealed

6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 48.]

Caribou

7   (1)-(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 49.]

(4)

(a) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for caribou in M.U.s 7-37 and 7-39 to 7-41 unless the caribou has one antler which bears at least 5 points (tines), including the tip of the main beam, above the rear point.

(a.1) For the purposes of paragraph (a), if the rear point is missing, the first rear-facing point of an antler will be used as the rear point.

(b) and (c) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 27.]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 177/89, s. 68.]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 24 (e).]

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 12 (b).]

(8) There is no open season for caribou in Zone A of M.U. 7-39 and 7-40, as shown on map '2019 Caribou Zone A of 7-39 and 7-40'.

[am. B.C. Regs. 228/86; 190/87, Sch. ss. 49 to 51; 234/88, s. 48; 177/89, s. 68; 184/90, s. 24 (d) to (e); 225/92, s. 41; 212/93, s. 46; 203/94, s. 40; 288/95, s. 39; 180/96, ss. 52 and 53; 236/97, s. 22 (a); 226/98, s. 21 (c); 195/99, s. 28 (d); 216/2000, s. 30 (b); 168/2001, s. 22; 190/2002, s. 19 (e); 269/2003, s. 21 (a); 291/2004, s. 20 (a); 222/2005, s. 21 (c); 143/2009, App. 4, s. 27; 43/2019, App. s. 2 (b) and (c); 84/2020, App. 1, s. 9; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 12.]

Mountain goat and mountain sheep

8   There is no open season on mountain sheep or mountain goat in that portion of M.U. 7-51 and 7-54 contained in the area parallel to and 1.6 km (1 mile) perpendicular distant from either side of the Alaska Highway (Highway 97) within Muncho Lake Park.

[am. B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 22 (e).]

Youth season

8.1   (1) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-41 during the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons, unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

(2) It is a condition of a hunting licence that the holder not hunt antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer

(a) in M.U.s 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24 and 7-25 from September 1 to September 9, and

(b) in M.U.s 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24 and 7-25 from October 1 to October 19

(c) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 21 (b).]

unless that holder is less than 18 years of age.

(3) The open season described in item 2.5 of Part 1 for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-41 from September 10 to September 30 is restricted to persons less than 18 years of age.

(4) The open season described in item 2.3 of Part 1 for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in M.U.s 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24 and 7-25 from October 1 to October 19 is restricted to persons less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 20 (d); am. B.C. Regs. 159/2008, s. 2 (g); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 34; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 19; 53/2013, App. 1, s. 2 (b); 130/2016, App. 2, s. 21; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (h).]

Repealed

9   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/91, s. 51.]

Repealed

10   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 166/2001, s. 3.]

Elk

11   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for bull elk from August 15 to September 9 in M.U.s 7-49 and 7-50 and Zone A of M.U. 7-42, as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-42', unless the bull elk has at least one branched antler with at least 3 tines (points).

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 28 (e).]

(3) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on bull elk from September 5 to September 15 in M.U.s 7-51 to 7-54, from August 15 to October 31 in M.U.s 7-37, 7-41, 7-57 and 7-58 and Zone B of M.U. 7-42, as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone B of 7-42', from September 10 to October 9 in M.U.s 7-02 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-38 to 7-40, or from September 10 to October 31 in M.U.s 7-48, 7-49 and 7-50 and Zone A of M.U. 7-42, as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-42' unless the bull elk has at least one antler from which project at least 6 tines (points).

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 28 (c).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 30 (c).]

(6)-(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 24 (j).]

(8) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 28 (c).]

(9) The open season for hunting with a bow only for bull elk in M.U. 7-50 is September 10 to October 31, and in M.U.s 7-02 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38 to 7-40 is September 1 to September 9.

(10) A person commits an offence if the person kills a bull elk during the bow only season in M.U. 7-50 unless the bull has at least one branched antler with at least three tines (points).

(11) A person commits an offence if the person kills a bull elk during the bow only season in M.U.s 7-02 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-38 to 7-40 unless the bull elk has at least one branched antler with at least six tines (points).

(12) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on bull elk from September 1 to October 31 in M.U.s 7-35, 7-44, 7-45 and 7-58, Zone A of M.U. 7-20, as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20', and Zone B of M.U. 7-43, as described in section 2 (10) of this Part, unless the bull elk has at least one branched antler with at least 3 tines (points).

(13) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on bull elk from September 1 to October 31 in M.U.s 7-19, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36 and 7-44, Zone A of M.U. 7-43, as described in section 2 (10) of this Part, and those portions of M.U.s 7-20, 7-21, 7-35, 7-45 and 7-46 located outside Zone A of M.U. 7-20, as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20', unless the bull elk has at least one branched antler with at least 6 tines (points).

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 19 (c); 190/87, Sch. ss. 52 to 55; 234/88, ss. 49 to 51; 298/88, s. 3; 177/89, ss. 69 and 70; 184/90, s. 24 (f) to (j); 225/92, s. 42; 212/93, s. 47; 203/94, s. 41; 288/95, s. 40; 236/97, s. 22 (b); 226/98, s. 21 (d); 195/99, s. 28 (e); 216/2000, s. 30 (c); 190/2002, s. 19 (f); 269/2003, s. 21 (b); 152/2006, s. 21 (d); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 18 (c) and (d); 236/2008, s. 2; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 28; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 35; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 20; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 22; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (i).]

Water fowl

12   There is no open season on ducks, coots, Wilson's snipe, white-fronted geese, snow geese, Ross' geese, Canada geese and cackling geese in that portion of M.U. 7-33 contained within 100 m (109 yards) of either side of the Peace River downstream from the Highway 97 bridge near Taylor to the Province of Alberta border.

[am. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 18 (e).]

Moose

13   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 54 (a).]

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 13 (a).]

(3)-(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 42.]

(5) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season on bull moose

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 13 (a).]

(b) in M.U.s 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50 to 7-54, 7-57 from September 1 to September 30 and from October 16 to October 31, and

(c) in M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31, 7-33, 7-35, 7-46 to 7-49, 7-55 from October 25 to October 26 and from November 10 to November 11,

unless that bull moose

(d) has no more than two points on one antler,

(e) has at least one antler with a distinct brow palm bearing three or more points, or

(f) has at least one antler which has at least ten tines.

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 23 (a).]

(7) A person commits an offence if the person hunts, takes or kills a bull moose described in subsection (5) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the animal and the species licence under which the animal was taken, together and available for inspection by an officer.

(8) There is no open season for moose in that portion of M.U. 7-31 outlined in red on map '2022 Moose 7-31 Closed Season'.

(9) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 119/2022, App. 1, s. 13 (d).]

(10) There is no open season for moose in that portion of M.U. 7-51 shown outlined in red on map '2022 Moose 7-51 Closed Season'.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 19 (d); 173/86, s. 35; 234/88, s. 52; 184/90, s. 24 (k) and (l); 203/91, s. 52; 203/94, s. 42; 288/95, ss. 41 and 42; 180/96, s. 54; 269/2003, s. 21 (c); 291/2004, s. 20 (b); 130/2016, App. 2, s. 23; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 21 (j) to (m); 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 8; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 22 (f) to (h); 119/2022, App. 1, s. 13; 157/2022, App. 1, s. 2.]

Raven

14   The open season for raven in M.U.s 7-20, 7-21 and 7-32 to 7-35 is restricted to private land.

Mountain sheep rams

15   For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for mountain sheep in Region 7 — Omineca-Peace, unless it is a full curl bighorn or full curl thinhorn ram mountain sheep.

[am. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 48.]

Repealed

16   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 43.]

Repealed

17   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 205/85, s. 19 (f).]

Repealed

18   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 28 (f).]

Repealed

19   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 21 (e).]

Repealed

20-21   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 184/90, s. 24 (o).]

Columbian ground squirrel

22   The open season for Columbian ground squirrel is restricted to private land only.

[en. B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 44; am. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 6.]

Repealed

23   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 19 (g).]

Male big game

24   A person commits an offence if the person hunts, takes or kills a male big game animal during an open season having a restriction based on antler size and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers and the species licence under which the animal was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

[en. B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 56; am. B.C. Reg. 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 8.]

Wolf and coyote

25   Despite Part 1 of Schedule 7, and for the purposes of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no closed season for wolf or coyote in those portions of M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36 and 7-42 to 7-58 below the 1 100 m elevation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 291/2004, s. 20 (c); am. B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 21 (d).]

Repealed

26   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 36.]

Repealed

27   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 29 (a).]

(2)-(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 20 (g).]

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2010, App. 2, s. 21 (a).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 103/2013, App. 1, s. 1 (d).]

Antlerless white-tailed deer

28   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 38 (a).]

(2) Despite Part 1 of Schedule 7, and for the purposes of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, a person may hunt antlerless white-tailed deer in Zone A of M.U. 7-20, as shown on map '2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20', from November 1 to November 30.

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 18 (h); am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 30; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 38.]

Repealed

29   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 18.]

Repealed

30   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 66/2018, App. 1, s. 7 (b).]

Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer bag limit

1   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 19 (a).]

(1.1) The bag limit for mule deer in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-41 is one.

(1.2) The bag limit for mule deer in M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36 and 7-42 to 7-58 is 1.

(2) The bag limit for white-tailed deer in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-41 is 2, of which only one may be a buck and only one may be antlerless.

(2.1) The bag limit for white-tailed deer in M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36 and 7-42 to 7-58 is 2, of which only one may be a buck and only one may be antlerless.

(2.2) The bag limit for antlerless white-tailed deer in M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36 and 7-42 to 7-58 is one.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 275/2007, s. 3 (c).]

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 22 (a).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 21 (a).]

(6)-(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 39 (d).]

(8) The aggregate bag limit for deer in M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36 and 7-42 to 7-58 is 2.

(9) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 39 (d).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 44; am. B.C. Regs. 184/90, s. 25; 212/93, s. 50; 168/2001, s. 23; 190/2002, s. 20 (a); 222/2005, s. 22 (a); 152/2006, s. 22 (a); 257/2006, s. 3; 13/2007, s. 3; 168/2007, s. 21 (a); 275/2007, s. 3; 163/2008, App. 5, s. 19; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 39.]

Repealed

2   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 21 (b).]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 22.]

Grouse

4   The daily aggregate bag limit for blue (Dusky), spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse is 10.

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 20 (b); am. B.C. Reg. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 31.]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 21 (d).]

Schedule 8

Region 8 — Okanagan

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 20; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 32; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 40; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 22; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 25; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 21; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 25; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 8; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 23; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 23; 112/2021, App. 1, s. 3; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 16; 16/2023, App. 2, s. 19.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.
** See Part 2.
*** See Part 3.

ItemSpeciesManagement UnitsOpen SeasonBag Limit
1MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better)8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 10 to Sept. 301***
2MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26Oct. 1 to Oct. 311***
3MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better)8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26Nov. 1 to Nov. 101***
4MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better)8-12 to 8-15Sept. 10 to Nov. 101***
5MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (youth season)8-1 to 8-15,
8-21 to 8-26**
Sept. 1 to Sept. 301***
6Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 66/2018, App. 1, s. 8.]
7WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26**Sept. 1 to Sept. 91***
8WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 10 to Nov. 301***
9WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Oct. 10 to Oct. 311***
9.1WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26**Nov. 1 to Nov. 301***
10MOOSE Bulls8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26**Nov. 1 to Nov. 151
11ELK Bulls (6 pt. or better)8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26**Sept. 1 to Oct. 201
12Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 25 (b).]
14BLACK BEAR8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Apr. 1 to June 30
Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
2**
15COUGAR8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Nov. 15 to Mar. 311
15.1WOLF8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 10 to Mar. 31
Apr. 1 to June 15
3
16SKUNK; RACCOON8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Apr. 1 to Mar. 31NBL
17COYOTE8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 1 to June 30NBL
18BOBCAT8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Nov. 15 to Feb. 281
19LYNX8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Nov. 15 to Feb. 281***
20SNOWSHOE HARE8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Apr. 1 to Apr. 30
Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
10 per day
21BLUE (Dusky) GROUSE;
SPRUCE (Franklin) GROUSE;
RUFFED GROUSE
8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 10 to Nov. 305(15)***
22PHEASANT Cocks8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Oct. 1 to Nov. 302(6)
23QUAIL8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Oct. 1 to Nov. 3010(30)
24GRAY PARTRIDGE (HUNGARIAN)8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Oct. 1 to Nov. 303(9)
25CHUKAR PARTRIDGE8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Oct. 1 to Nov. 305(15)
26DUCKS8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 23 to Jan. 78(24)
27COOTS8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 23 to Jan. 710(30)
27.1COMMON SNIPE8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 23 to Jan. 710(30)
28SNOW GEESE; ROSS'S GEESE8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 23 to Jan. 75(15)
28.1WHITE-FRONTED GEESE8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 23 to Jan. 75(15)
29CANADA GEESE;
CACKLING GEESE
8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 20 to Nov. 28 Dec. 20 to Jan. 5
In a year that is not a leap year, Feb. 21 to Mar. 10
In a leap year, Feb. 22 to Mar. 10
10(30)
30MOURNING DOVES; EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26Sept. 1 to Sept. 305(15)
31TURKEY (BEARDED)8-1, 8-9, 8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26**Apr. 15 to May 151***
32TURKEY (ANY BIRD)8-1, 8-9Oct. 1 to Nov. 301***
33TURKEY (ANY BIRD)8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26Oct. 1 to Oct. 151***

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Deer

1   (1) The open season for hunting with a bow only for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks and white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is September 1 to September 9.

(2) The open season for hunting with a bow only for white-tailed deer (either sex) in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is December 1 to December 20.

(3) to (6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 59 (b).]

(7)-(10) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 52.]

(11) A person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck during the following open seasons unless the buck has at least 4 points on one antler, not including the brow tine:

(a) in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-11 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the periods September 10 to September 30 and November 1 to November 10;

(b) in M.U.s 8-12 to 8-15 during the period September 10 to November 10.

(12) It is a condition of a hunting licence that, unless the holder is less than 18 years of age, that holder not hunt

(a) white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons,

(b) mule (black-tailed) deer bucks with fewer than 4 points on both antlers, not including the brow tine, in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the period September 1 to September 30, or

(c) antlerless white-tailed deer in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the period November 1 to November 30.

(13) A person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the deer and the species licence under which the deer was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 21 (a); 173/86, s. 38; 190/87, Sch. s. 60; 177/89, ss. 74 and 75; 184/90, s. 27; 203/91, s. 56; 225/92, s. 46; 212/93, s. 52; 288/95, ss. 46 and 47; 180/96, s. 59; 226/98, s. 23 (a); 195/99, s. 30 (a); 216/2000, s. 32 (a); 168/2001, s. 25; 190/2002, s. 22 (a); 269/2003, s. 23; 152/2006, s. 24 (a); 168/2007, s. 23 (a); 159/2008, s. 2 (h); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 41; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 23; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 26; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 26 (a); 66/2018, App. 1, s. 9; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 9.]

Elk

2   (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for bull elk in Region 8 — Okanagan, unless the bull elk has at least one branched antler with at least 6 tines (points), except as authorized by the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93).

(2) A person commits an offence if the person kills a bull elk in Region 8 — Okanagan and does not, while returning home, keep together and available for inspection by an officer, the antlers of the elk and the species licence under which the elk was killed.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 32 (b).]

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 60 (b).]

[am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 39; 190/87, Sch. ss. 61, 62; 177/89, s. 76; 225/92, s. 47; 376/92, s. 9; 212/93, s. 53; 180/96, s. 60; 226/98, s. 23 (b); 195/99, s. 30 (b); 216/2000, s. 32 (b); 74/2017, App. 3, s. 12; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 14.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000. s. 32 (c).]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 63.]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99. s. 30 (c).]

Repealed

6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 173/86, s. 40.]

Repealed

7   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 61.]

Moose

8   (1) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for bull moose in Region 8 unless the bull moose has no more than two tines (points) on one antler.

(2) A person commits an offence where the person kills a bull moose as described in subsection (1) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the moose and the species licence under which the moose was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

[en. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 55; am. B.C. Regs. 288/95, s. 48; 226/98, s. 23 (c); 216/2000, s. 32 (d); 74/2017, App. 3, s. 12.]

Repealed

9   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000. s. 32 (e).]

Repealed

10   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 16/2023, App. 2, s. 20.]

Grouse

11   (1) The open season for hunting blue, spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse with a bow only in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is December 1 to December 10.

(2) The open season for hunting blue (Dusky) grouse, spruce (Franklin) grouse and ruffed grouse in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 from September 1 to September 9 is restricted to persons who are less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 22 (b); am. B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 22.]

Repealed

12   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 26 (b).]

Black bear

13   Despite Part 1 of Schedule 8, a person may hunt black bear on private property in M.U.s 8-01 to 8-26 from August 1 to August 31.

[en. B.C. Reg. 291/2004, s. 23 (c).]

Elk

14   (1) The open season for hunting with a bow only for bull elk that have at least one branched antler with at least 6 tines (points) in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is September 1 to September 9.

(2) Section 2 (2) applies for the purpose of subsection (1) of this section.

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 23.]

Bearded turkey

14.1   A person commits an offence if the person kills a bearded turkey in M.U.s 8-1, 8-9, 8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22 and 8-26 during the open season from April 15 to May 15 and does not, while returning from the hunt, keep the beard of the turkey available for inspection by an officer.

[en. B.C. Reg. 157/2022, App. 5, s. 17.]

Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer

1   (1) The aggregate bag limit for deer is 3.

(2) The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 2, only 1 of which may be a buck.

(3) The bag limit for mule deer is one.

(4) Both deer may be antlerless, but only one antlerless deer of each species may be taken.

[en. B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 31 (a); am. B.C. Reg. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 27.]

Grouse

2   The daily aggregate bag limit for blue, spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse is 5.

[am. B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 64.]

Repealed

3   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 62 (a).]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 25 (a).]

Repealed

5   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 236/97, s. 24.]

Repealed

6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 23.]

Turkey

7   (1) The aggregate season bag limit for turkey is 2 in one licence year.

(2)-(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 42.]

[en. B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 25 (b); am. B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 42.]

Schedule 9

[en. B.C. Reg. 77/2010, App. 1, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 43; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 24; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 27; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 24; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 28; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 10; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 24; 43/2019, App. s. 3; 84/2020, App. 1, s. 10; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 24; 119/2022, App. 1, s. 15; 157/2022, App. 5, s. 18.]

Maps

2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20

2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-42

2010 Elk GOS Zone B of 7-42

2010 Mountain Goat GOS Zone A of 4-30

2010 Mountain Goat GOS Zone D of 6-20

2010 Mountain Sheep GOS Zone E of 6-25

2010 Mule Deer GOS Zone A of 2-11

2012 Mountain Goat GOS Zone A of 6-09

2016 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-19

2018 Chilcotin Mountain Goat Closed Area

2019 Caribou Zone A of 6-18

2019 Caribou Zone A of 7-39 and 7-40

2020 Bison GOS Zone E of 7-42

2020 Bison GOS Zone F of 7-57, 7-58

2020 Black Bear Korich/Kainet/Culpepper Lagoon/Salmon Bay

2020 Blanchet Mountain Mountain Goat Closed Season

2020 Driftwood Mountain Mountain Goat Closed Season

2020 GOS Mountain Goat Closed Area Zone A of 7-51

2020 GOS Mountain Goat Closed Area Zone A of 7-54

2020 Mitchell Mountain Mountain Goat Closed Season

2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-21

2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-25

2020 Moose GOS Zone A of 6-28, 6-29

2022 Black Bear MU 5-9 Closed Season

2022 Black Bear MUs 6-3 and 6-11 Closed Season

2022 Moose 7-31 Closed Season

2022 Moose 7-51 Closed Season

2022 Mountain Sheep GOS Zone C of 3-17

2022 M.U. 7-52 Moose Compulsory Inspection

2022 M.U. 7-52 Moose Compulsory Reporting

2022 Sharp-Tailed Grouse 5-14 Closed Season

NOTE: Maps listed in Schedule 9 are exempt from publication and may be inspected at the offices of the Fish and Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Forests, 2975 Jutland Road, PO Box 9374 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C. V8T 5J9, during regular office hours.

Schedule 10

[en. B.C. Reg. 112/2023, App. 1, s. 6.]

Animal Class

ItemSpeciesAnimal Class
1BISONBull
2BISONCalf female
3BISONCalf male
4BISONCow
5BLACK BEARAdult female
6BLACK BEARAdult male
7BLACK BEARJuvenile female
8BLACK BEARJuvenile male
9BOBCATAdult female
10BOBCATAdult male
11BOBCATJuvenile female
12BOBCATJuvenile male
13CARIBOU4 pt. bull or less
14CARIBOU5 pt. or better bull
15CARIBOUCow
16COUGARAdult female
17COUGARAdult male
18COUGARJuvenile female
19COUGARJuvenile male
20COYOTEAdult female
21COYOTEAdult male
22COYOTEJuvenile female
23COYOTEJuvenile male
24ELK2 pt. bull or less
25ELK3–5 pt. bull
26ELK6 pt. or better bull
27ELKCalf female
28ELKCalf male
29ELKCow
30LYNXAdult female
31LYNXAdult male
32LYNXJuvenile female
33LYNXJuvenile male
34MOOSE10 pt. or better bull
35MOOSE3–9 pt. bull (no tri-palm)
36MOOSESpike-fork bull
37MOOSETri-palm bull
38MOOSECalf female
39MOOSECalf male
40MOOSECow
41MOUNTAIN GOATBilly
42MOUNTAIN GOATNanny
43MOUNTAIN GOATKid
44MOUNTAIN SHEEPLess than three quarter curl ram
45MOUNTAIN SHEEPThree quarter to full curl ram
46MOUNTAIN SHEEPFull curl ram
47MOUNTAIN SHEEPEwe
48MOUNTAIN SHEEPLamb female
49MOUNTAIN SHEEPLamb male
50MULE DEER3 pt. buck or less
51MULE DEER4 pt. or better buck
52MULE DEERAdult female
53MULE DEERFawn female
54MULE DEERFawn male
55WHITE-TAIL DEERBuck
56WHITE-TAIL DEERAdult antlerless
57WHITE-TAIL DEERFawn female
58WHITE-TAIL DEERFawn male
59WOLFAdult female
60WOLFAdult male
61WOLFJuvenile female
62WOLFJuvenile male
63WOLVERINEAdult female
64WOLVERINEAdult male
65WOLVERINEJuvenile female
66WOLVERINEJuvenile male

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488, ss. 108 and 109.]