Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis

The Hunting and Trapping Synopsis is a summary of the B.C. hunting and trapping regulations made under the Wildlife Act (British Columbia), prepared for the convenience of hunters and trappers. The Hunting and Trapping Synopsis sets out general hunting information, summarizes important hunting regulations, and defines the open seasons with maps indicating no hunting, no shooting, and other closed areas.

The 2012 - 2014 edition of the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis covers two seasons effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014: it will be your guide to hunting and trapping for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons. In the event that there is a need to change a regulation in 2012/13 or 2013/14, the online version will be updated with any changes highlighted in red or check Corrections Poster.

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2012-2014 Hunting and Trapping
Regulations Synopsis – Complete

0910 synopsis cover

Updated September 13, 2013
[PDF 40.11MB]

Synopsis for download by section:

Printed copies of the synopsis are available at Service BC offices, regional Ministry of Environment offices,
and retail outlets where hunting licences are sold.

Regional Map

Regional Map Region 7A Region 6 Region 7B Region 5 Region 3 Region 4 Region 8 Region 2 Region 1