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Hunting Regulation Changes Proposed Angling Hunting and Trapping Engagement 

Hunting Regulation Changes Proposed Angling Hunting and Trapping Engagement 

Hunting Regulation Changes

Angling, Hunting and Trapping Engagement

Hunting Regulation Changes Proposed Angling Hunting and Trapping Engagement

Hunting Regulation Changes Proposed Angling Hunting and Trapping Engagement. If you are interested in getting more involved in the creation and changes to BC Hunting Laws the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development’s Angling, Hunting and Trapping Engagement Website is the place to go.

Here is are the changes that have been proposed or implemented.  https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/ahte/hunting

Hunting/Trapping Regulations

TitleSpeciesRegionMURegulation TypeStatusClosing Date
Ban on any Cervid part or derivative sourced from outside of BC, for the purpose of hunting or trappingAllProvince-WideGeneral Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Amend Fallow Deer Season to Include MUs 1-2 to 1-7Fallow DeerRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Aggregate bag limit of 1 Mule (black-tailed) deer buck from any interior regionMule DeerRegion 3 – Thompson, Region 4 – Kootenay, Region 5 – Cariboo, Region 6 – Skeena, Region 7A – Omineca, Region 7B – Peace, Region 8 – OkanaganGeneral Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Compulsory Reporting of Elk on Haida GwaiiElkRegion 6 – Skeena6-12, 6-13General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Removal of antlers or horns as evidence of sex and species in relation to possessing carcass or transportingElk, Moose, Deer, Caribou, Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, BisonProvince-WideGeneral Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Reduced Mule Deer Hunting Opportunity in the OkanaganMule DeerRegion 8 – OkanaganGeneral Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Revised Princeton Antlerless Elk LEH Hunting SeasonRocky Mountain ElkRegion 8 – Okanagan8-4, 8-5, 8-6Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Youth Only Antlerless Mule Deer LEH in the OkanaganMule DeerRegion 8 – OkanaganLimited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Similkameen Bighorn Sheep Amalgamation – ¾ curl to any ramBighorn Mountain SheepRegion 8 – Okanagan8-3Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Joss-Tsuius-Mable Mountain Motor Vehicle Closed AreaAllRegion 8 – Okanagan8-23, 8-24Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Silver Star Park & Protected Area No Hunting Area Boundary AmendmentAllRegion 8 – Okanagan8-22Firearm RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Trapper Exemption to Garnet Valley Motor Vehicle Closed AreaAllRegion 8 – Okanagan8-8Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Extended Elk General Open Season in MU 7-48Rocky Mountain ElkRegion 7B – Peace7-48General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Increase Peace Region Cougar Bag Limit from 1 to 2CougarRegion 7B – PeaceGeneral Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Lengthen Peace Region Spring Black Bear General Open SeasonBlack BearRegion 7B – PeaceGeneral Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Implement General Open Turkey Season, Any Turkey, No Closed Season, No Bag LimitTurkeyRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Remove Incisor Tooth Requirement for Transporting Harvested MooseMooseRegion 7B – PeaceGeneral Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Reduction in Peace Region Sharp-tailed Grouse Possession Daily LimitSharp Tailed GrouseRegion 7B – PeaceGeneral Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Synchronize Bow-only Season for Antlerless Deer on Quadra IslandMule (Black-tailed) DeerRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-15General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Synchronize Seasons and Bag Limits for Antlerless Mule (Black-tailed) Deer on Gulf IslandsMule (Black-tailed) DeerRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-1General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Shorten Peace Region August ‘Any Bull’ Moose General Open SeasonMooseRegion 7B – PeaceGeneral Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Close LEH Mountain Goat Hunt in Klingzut MountainMountain GoatRegion 7B – Peace7-42Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Create Sleeping Chief Mountain Goat LEH Hunting OpportunityMountain GoatRegion 7B – Peace7-42Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Peace Region Community Pasture Hunting RestrictionsAllRegion 7B – Peace7-20, 7-21, 7-32, 7-33Firearm RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Muskwa-Kechika Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) RestrictionsAllRegion 7B – Peace7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50, 7-51, 7-52, 7-54, 7-57Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Amalgamate antlerless and bull only Elk SeasonsRoosevelt ElkRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-10, 1-12Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Reduced Hunting Opportunity for Mountain GoatMountain GoatRegion 7A – Omineca7-27, 7-28General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Reduce Any Buck Mule Deer General Open Season Hunting OpportunitiesMule DeerRegion 7A – Omineca7-12, 7-13, 7-14, 7-24, 7-25General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Revise Moose Calf Hunting OpportunityMooseRegion 7A – OminecaGeneral Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Raush Road Motor Vehicle for Hunting ClosureAllRegion 7A – Omineca7-4Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Skeena – Compulsory Inspection for MooseMooseRegion 6 – SkeenaGeneral Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Create New Elk Antlerless-Only Hunt and Boundary AmendmentRoosevelt ElkRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-4Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Daily bag and possession limit for Sooty Grouse on Haida GwaiiSooty GrouseRegion 6 – Skeena6-12, 6-13General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Create Private Land Hunt for Elk in Bulkley Valley and Burns Lake AreaRocky Mountain ElkRegion 6 – Skeena6-4, 6-8, 6-9Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Replace 5 pt. Caribou Hunt General Open Season with a LEH Hunting OpportunityNorthern Mountain CaribouRegion 6 – Skeena6-27General Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Replace General Open Season for Black Bear in Haida Gwaii with Limited Entry Hunting SeasonBlack BearRegion 6 – Skeena6-12, 6-13General Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
LEH Elk Bull Only ClosuresRoosevelt ElkRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-12, 1-13Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Tuya Canyon Mountain Goat LEHMountain GoatRegion 6 – Skeena6-22General Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Modify Existing Telkwa Mountain Year Round Motor Vehicle Hunting ClosureCaribouRegion 6 – Skeena6-9Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Re-establish Taseko Lake Bighorn Sheep General Open SeasonBighorn Mountain SheepRegion 5 – Cariboo5-4General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Niut and Ottarasko Mountain Goat – Replace GOS with LEHMountain GoatRegion 5 – Cariboo5-5General Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Re-establish LEH Mountain Goat Season for Perkins Peak and Cherry Creek Mountain BlockMountain GoatRegion 5 – Cariboo5-5, 5-6Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Create New Antlerless-only Elk Hunting OpportunityRoosevelt ElkRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-5Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Modify Existing South Chilcotin Year Round ATV and Snowmobile for Hunting ClosuresAllRegion 5 – Cariboo5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-14Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Allow Shooting and Hunting on Mayne IslandAllRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-1Firearm RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Mountain Goat LEH Season AlignmentMountain GoatRegion 2 – Lower Mainland2-11Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Seasonal Motor Vehicle Prohibition – Grizzly Bear Recovery / LinkageGrizzly BearRegion 2 – Lower Mainland2-11Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
General Open Season Spike-fork Moose AmendmentSpike-forked MooseRegion 3 – Thompson3-39General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Reduce Regional Bag Limit for Mule DeerMule Deer (Black-tailed)Region 3 – Thompson3-12, 3-13, 3-14, 3-15, 3-16, 3-17, 3-18, 3-19, 3-20, 3-21, 3-22, 3-23, 3-24, 3-25, 3-26, 3-27, 3-28, 3-29, 3-30, 3-31, 3-32, 3-33, 3-34, 3-35, 3-36, 3-37, 3-38, 3-39, 3-40, 3-41, 3-42, 3-43, 3-44, 3-45, 3-46General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Spike Fork Bull Moose Compulsory InspectionSpike-forked MooseRegion 3 – Thompson3-12, 3-13, 3-14, 3-15, 3-16, 3-17, 3-18, 3-19, 3-20, 3-21, 3-22, 3-23, 3-24, 3-25, 3-26, 3-27, 3-28, 3-29, 3-30, 3-31, 3-32, 3-33, 3-34, 3-35, 3-36, 3-37, 3-38, 3-39, 3-40, 3-41, 3-42, 3-43, 3-44, 3-45, 3-46General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Bull River Bighorn Sheep General Open Season AmendmentBighorn Mountain SheepRegion 4 – Kootenay4-22General Open Season, Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Create New LEH Hunting Opportunity for Mountain Goats, Adult OnlyMountain GoatRegion 3 – Thompson3-15Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Female Cougar Harvest Cap General Open Season AmendmentsCougarRegion 4 – Kootenay4-3, 4-4, 4-26General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Shorten Lynx General Open Hunting SeasonLynxRegion 4 – KootenayGeneral Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Trapper Exemption for the Clinton Creek Motor Vehicle Closed AreaFur bearing animalsRegion 3 – Thompson3-31Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Shorten West Kootenay Elk General Open SeasonRocky Mountain ElkRegion 4 – Kootenay4-8, 4-9, 4-14, 4-15, 4-16, 4-17, 4-18, 4-19, 4-27, 4-28, 4-29, 4-30, 4-31, 4-32, 4-33, 4-37, 4-38General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Shorten Kootenay Wolverine Trapping SeasonWolverineRegion 4 – KootenayTrappingProposedJan 19, 2018
Kootenay Wolf Trapping Method RestrictionsWolfRegion 4 – KootenayTrappingProposedJan 19, 2018
Close Syringa Park Limited Entry Hunting Bighorn Sheep OpportunityBighorn Mountain SheepRegion 4 – Kootenay4-15, 4-16Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Replace Mt. Bleasdel Mountain Goat Limited Entry Hunting opportunity in 4-23, Zone B with a new hunt in 4-23, Zone KMountain GoatRegion 4 – Kootenay4-23Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Create Turkey LEH Hunting OpportunityTurkeyRegion 4 – KootenayLimited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Amend the Range of Authorizations for Mountain Goat LEHMountain GoatRegion 4 – Kootenay4-23, 4-24, 4-25, 4-26Limited Entry HuntingProposedJan 19, 2018
Creston Valley Motor Vehicle ProhibitionNorthern Leopard FrogRegion 4 – Kootenay4-6Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Trapper Exemptions on existing Kootenay Region Motor Vehicle Closed AreasFurbearersRegion 4 – Kootenay4-2, 4-23, 4-34Motor Vehicle RestrictionsProposedJan 19, 2018
Lengthen Wolf Trapping Season on Vancouver IslandWolfRegion 1 – Vancouver IslandTrappingProposedJan 19, 2018
Closure of youth only antlerless mule deer seasonsMule (Black-tailed) DeerRegion 1 – Vancouver Island1-10General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Okanagan Cougar Pursuit Only SeasonCougarRegion 8 – Okanagan8-1, 8-2, 8-8, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 8-10, 8-11, 8-12, 8-13, 8-14, 8-15, 8-21, 8-22, 8-23, 8-24, 8-25, 8-26General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018
Changes to moose hunting seasons for Skeena SouthMooseRegion 6 – Skeena6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 6-8, 6-9, 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-16, 6-30General Open SeasonProposedJan 19, 2018

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