If you come across dead wildlife or a part of any wildlife and you wish to acquire it from the government, you must immediately contact the nearest regional Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations office to set up an appointment to have a Certification of Wildlife Specimen form [PDF 178KB] completed by a qualified ministry employee (e.g. wildlife biologist, wildlife technician).
The Certification of Wildlife Specimen form must be forwarded to FrontCounter BC along with a General Permit Application [PDF 35KB] and the applicable permit fees. Please refer to the Certification of Species Identification form for fees.
Follow the submission instructions on the FrontCounter BC website.
Please note that section 6 of the Wildlife Act Permit Regulation forbids a regional manager from transferring a right of property in eagles, endangered species, or threatened species and in a variety of described circumstances. In addition, section 6 of the Wildlife Act Permit Regulation forbids a regional manager from transferring a right of property in wildlife that has an auction value of over $200 (please refer to the Certification of Wildlife Specimen form for more details).
Under section 33(2) of the Wildlife Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 488 it states:
“A person commits an offence if the person has dead wildlife or a part of any wildlife in his or her possession except as authorized under a licence or permit or as provided by regulation.”