Chair: Miles

Provincial information

The Province released the 2016-2018 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis (35 Mb), detailing up-to-date rules and regulations for hunters throughout British Columbia. The new rules are in effect from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The synopsis is available online and in hard copy at sports stores, outfitters and other hunting license vendors throughout B.C.

The synopsis includes 85 regulatory changes aimed at conserving wildlife and their habitats, enhancing the quality of data collected, protecting at-risk species and livestock.

In the event that there is a need to change a regulation in 2016/17 or 2017/18, the online version will be updated with any changes highlighted in red and listed in a corrections poster.

In preparing the synopsis, the Province consulted with a wide range of stakeholders including conservation and hunting organizations, local government and First Nations. The Province also posted proposed changes for public comment on its angling, hunting, and trapping public engagement website. The site has now been updated with decision statements for each of the proposed regulation changes at:

Electronic-based resident hunting licenses are available online.

Moose Hunting in the (Region 6) the Skeena North Region

Please visit our FB page for a brochure that was developed to help hunters interpret the moose hunting regulations for the north part of the Skeena Region. It was designed to be printed and folded into a 3-sided brochure. The summary of the northern moose regulations on page 71 of Hunting and Trapping Synopsis covers the new regulations, however this brochure is more comprehensive.

Fish and Wildlife Branch

If you have an account with the British Columbia Angling, Hunting, and Trapping Public Engagement website (AHTE). Please be advised that the website has been updated and all accounts have been deleted. In order to access the modernized version of the website you will have to log on with a BCeID account. The new AHTE website can be found at

Information on how to open a BCeID account can be found at

Proposed hunting, trapping, motor vehicle restriction, and firearms restriction regulations for the 2018-2020 seasons have been posted on AHTE for public review and feedback. More information is available at Please note, users can view proposals without logging in, however log in is required to post comments.

Information on current hunting and trapping regulations can be found online through the Fish and Wildlife Branch Hunting in BC Website at

Update -British Columbia Fish and Wildlife Branch

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Young Hunters