Recreational Hunting

Hunting big game, limited entry hunts, hunter registration and applying for a permission to hunt.

Choose the appropriate activity from the options below. Viewing the guidance before starting an application is recommended.

  • View Guidance – links you to detailed guidance for your activity’s application process or, in some cases, to the appropriate website for your activity.
  • Map an Area of Interest – links you to a map where you can find your area of interest on a map and research how it is currently being used.
  • Apply Now – if applicable, links directly to an application form, guidance page or website.

Hunt Big Game

A permission which is purchased to hunt a specific big game species such as deer. Species Licence, Tags

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Hunter Registration

An application for a hunter registration number, which is required before you can hunt in BC. Not required for First Nations Residents and non residents require a guide.

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Limited Entry Hunt

An application to enter a draw to win an authorization to hunt a specific species in a specific area which would not normally be available to a hunter. Not available to non-residents to residents who only hold an initiation licence.

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Permission to Hunt

Annual purchase of BC residential hunting licence. Allows holder to hunt game which does not require a species tag and is a pre-requisite to applying for a species tag. Wildlife Permit - General

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