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May 9, 2014

The 2014-2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, is now available on-line. Hard copies (printed version) are currently being printed and should be available at your local vendor within the next couple of weeks.

March 19, 2014

The 2014-2015 Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis is now available on-line. Hard copies (printed version) are currently being printed and should be available at your local vendor the week of Apri 7, 2014.

Please note: The application deadline is May 23, 2014.

Jan 24, 2014 For final number of authorizations to be drawn for the 2014 Spring Grizzly and 2014 Skeena Mountain Sheep draws click here.
October 8, 2013 Looking for a Map for your LEH Zone hunt? Click here for all LEH Zone maps.

September 6, 2013

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has closed the black bear hunting season on Haida Gwaii (Wildlife Management Units 6-12 and 6-13).

The closure will take effect at midnight on Monday, September 9, 2013. The season closes 72 hours after public notification that a total of four black bears have been harvested on Haida Gwaii by licensed hunters.

The open season for Black bears on Haida Gwaii is scheduled to re-open on April 1, 2014.

August 9, 2013

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has announced changes to the elk hunting season in the East Kootenay.

  • General Open Season for antlerless elk in 4-03 Zone X (includes portions of 4-2 to 4-5 and 4-20 to 4-22), Sept. 20 to Sept. 30 is now CLOSED.
  • Senior/youth season for antlerless elk in 4-03 Zone X (includes portions of 4-2 to 4-5 and 4-20 to 4-22), Sept. 10 to Sept. 14 is now CLOSED.
  • Senior/youth season for antlerless elk in 4-26 Zone X (includes portions of 4-25 and 4-26), Sept. 10 to Sept. 19 is now CLOSED.
  • For a detailed map of Zone X, please consult Page 52 of the 2012-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/

All other elk hunting seasons in the Kootenay region remain unaffected. For more information on these changes click here.

July 31, 2013

Due to floods in the Kootenay region in the spring of 2013 many areas are now inaccessible by vehicle. More information on inaccessible roads in the Rocky Mountain Forest District is available at http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/services/road-works.htm

March 26, 2013

Region 5 Cariboo - Tentative Numbers for Bull Moose
Please note that the Tentative Numbers for Bull Moose (hunt codes 4137 to 4224) in the 2013-2014 Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis have been reduced and the on-line LEH Synopsis has been updated.

March 13, 2013

Region 7B Peace - Mule (Black-tailed) Deer -
General Open Seasons for Mule (blacktailed) Deer have been amended. The Nov 15-Nov 20 antlerless season has been closed, the Sept 1-Sept 30 either sex bow only season is now open to bucks only, and the 3 pt buck season from Nov 1-Nov 30 is now a 4 pt buck season. A LEH only antlerless season in 7-20 Zone A from Dec 1-Dec 20 has been implemented.

Corrections and Updates to the 2012 - 2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis. Updated March 18, 2013 [PDF 47KB]

Feb 16, 2013 Wildlife Act amendments grow hunter recruitment through an expanded youth licence and a new initiation hunting licence, both of which will be effective for the 2013/14 hunting season. For more information click here.
Feb 5, 2013

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has closed the cougar hunting season in the East Kootenay effective, January 31, 2013. The closure covers the following Wildlife Management Units only: 4-01 to 4-04, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-37, and 4-40. Click here for details.

Jan 21, 2013 For final number of authorizations to be drawn for the 2013 Spring Grizzly and 2013 Skeena Mountain Sheep draws click here.
Nov 29, 2012

Regional Bag Limits - Kootenay Region 4
Deer: The aggregate bag limit in the Kootenay Regions is two. The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is one. The bag limit for white-tailed is two; both may be antlerless, but only one may be a buck.

Corrections and Updates to the 2012 - 2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis. Updated November 29, 2012 [PDF 50KB]

Sept 18, 2012 Corrections and Updates to the 2012 - 2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis. Updated September 18, 2012 [PDF 61KB]
July 4, 2012

Effective July 1, 2012, IT'S UNLAWFUL:

  • To hunt a lynx that is accompanied by one or more lynx.
  • To hunt bobcat that is accompanied by one or more bobcats.
May 28, 2012 The 2012/2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis is now available online. The hard copies are currently being distributed to vendors and will be available at your local vendor very soon.