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B.C. Reg. 190/84
O.C. 1109/84
Deposited June 15, 1984
This consolidation is current to May 14, 2024.
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Wildlife Act

Hunting Regulation

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

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.]

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