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B.C. Reg. 190/84
O.C. 1109/84
Deposited June 15, 1984

Wildlife Act

Hunting Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 72/2014, July 1, 2014]

Point in Time

Schedule 8

Region 8 — Okanagan

Part 1 — Open Seasons and Bag Limits

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 20; am. B.C. Regs. 143/2009, App. 4, s. 32; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 40; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 22; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 25; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 21.]

* Season bag limits for big game and small game; daily bag limits for upland birds.

** See Part 2.

*** See Part 3.

Item Species Management Units Open Season Bag Limit
1 MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better) 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 10 to Sept. 30 1***
2 MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 1***
3 MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better) 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov. 1 to Nov. 10 1***
4 MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (4 pt. or better) 8-12 to 8-15 Sept. 10 to Nov. 10 1***
5 MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (youth season) 8-1 to 8-15,

8-21 to 8-26**
Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 1***
6 MULE (Black-tailed) DEER Bucks (youth season) 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov. 1 to Nov. 10 1***
7 WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26** Sept. 1 to Sept. 9 1***
8 WHITE-TAILED DEER Bucks 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 10 to Nov. 30 1***
9 WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Oct. 10 to Oct. 31 1***
9.1 WHITE-TAILED DEER Antlerless 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26** Nov. 1 to Nov. 30 1***
10 MOOSE Bulls 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26** Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 1
11 ELK Bulls (6 pt. or better) 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26** Sept. 1 to Oct. 20 1
12 Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 25 (b).]
14 BLACK BEAR 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Apr. 1 to June 30

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
2**
15 COUGAR 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov. 15 to Feb. 15 1**
15.1 WOLF 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 10 to Mar. 31

Apr. 1 to June 15
3
16 SKUNK; RACCOON 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Apr. 1 to Mar. 31 NBL
17 COYOTE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 1 to June 30 NBL
18 BOBCAT 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov. 15 to Feb. 28 1
19 LYNX 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov. 15 to Feb. 28 1***
20 SNOWSHOE HARE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Apr. 1 to Apr. 30

Aug. 1 to Mar. 31
10 per day
21 BLUE (Dusky) GROUSE; SPRUCE (Franklin)

GROUSE; RUFFED GROUSE
8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 10 to Nov. 30 5(15)***
22 PHEASANT Cocks 8-1 to 8-3, 8-8 to 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 2(6)
23 QUAIL 8-1 to 8-4, 8-7 to 8-11, 8-15, 8-21, 8-22, 8-26 Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 10(30)
24 GRAY PARTRIDGE (HUNGARIAN) 8-1 to 8-4, 8-7 to 8-10, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26 Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 3(9)
25 CHUKAR PARTRIDGE 8-1 to 8-4, 8-7 to 8-9 Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 5(15)
26 DUCKS 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 12 to Dec. 25 8(24)
27 COOTS; COMMON SNIPE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 12 to Dec. 25 10(30)
28 ROSS'S GEESE; SNOW GEESE;

WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 12 to Dec. 25 5(15)
29 CANADA GEESE;

CACKLING GEESE
8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 20 to Nov. 28

Dec. 20 to Jan. 5

Feb. 21 to Mar. 10
10(30)
30 MOURNING DOVES 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 5(15)
31 TURKEY (BEARDED) 8-1, 8-9, 8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26 Apr. 15 to May 15 1***
32 TURKEY (ANY BIRD) 8-1, 8-9 Oct. 1 to Nov. 30 1***
33 TURKEY (ANY BIRD) 8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26 Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 1***

Part 2 — Restrictions on Open Seasons

Deer

1  (1) The open season for hunting with a bow only for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks and white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is September 1 to September 9.

(2) The open season for hunting with a bow only

(a) for mule (black-tailed) deer bucks in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21, 8-22 and 8-24 to 8-26 is November 25 to December 10, and

(b) for white-tailed deer (either sex) in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is December 1 to December 20.

(3) to (6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 59 (b).]

(7) to (10) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 52.]

(11) A person commits an offence if the person kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck during the open seasons in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the period September 10 to September 30 or during the period November 1 to November 10 unless the buck has at least 4 points on one antler, not including the brow tine.

(12) It is a condition of a hunting licence that, unless the holder is less than 18 years of age, that holder not hunt

(a) white-tailed deer bucks in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the period September 1 to September 9, excepting bow only seasons,

(b) mule (black-tailed) deer bucks with fewer than 4 points on both antlers, not including the brow tine, in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the period September 1 to September 30 or November 1 to November 10, or

(c) antlerless white-tailed deer in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 during the period November 1 to November 30.

(13) A person commits an offence if he or she kills a mule (black-tailed) deer buck and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the deer and the species licence under which the deer was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 21 (a); 173/86, s. 38; 190/87, Sch. s. 60; 177/89, ss. 74, 75; 184/90, s. 27; 203/91, s. 56; 225/92, s. 46; 212/93, s. 52; 288/95, ss. 46-47; 180/96, s. 59; 226/98, s. 23 (a); 195/99, s. 30 (a); 216/2000, s. 32 (a); 168/2001, s. 25; 190/2002, s. 22 (a); 269/2003, s. 23; 152/2006, s. 24 (a); 168/2007, s. 23 (a); 159/2008, s. 2 (h); 175/2010, App. 2, s. 41; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 23; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 26.]

Elk

2  (1) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for bull elk in Region 8 - Okanagan, unless the bull elk has at least one branched antler with at least 6 tines (points), except as authorized by the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93).

(2) A person commits an offence where he kills a bull elk in Region 8 — Okanagan and does not, while returning from hunting keep the antlers of the elk and the species licence under which the elk was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 32 (b).]

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 60 (b).]

[am. B.C. Regs. 173/86, s. 39; 190/87, Sch. ss. 61, 62; 177/89, s. 76; 225/92, s. 47; 376/92, s. 9; 212/93, s. 53; 180/96, s. 60; 226/98, s. 23 (b); 195/99, s. 30 (b); 216/2000, s. 32 (b).]

Repealed

3  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000. s. 32 (c).]

Repealed

4  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 63.]

Repealed

5  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99. s. 30 (c).]

Repealed

6  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 173/86, s. 40.]

Repealed

7  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 61.]

Moose

8  (1) Except as permitted under the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93), for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for bull moose in Region 8 unless the bull moose has no more than two tines (points) on one antler.

(2) A person commits an offence where he kills a bull moose as described in subsection (1) and does not, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers of the moose and the species licence under which the moose was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

[en. B.C. Reg. 212/93, s. 55; am. B.C. Regs. 288/95, s. 48; 226/98, s. 23 (c); 216/2000, s. 32 (d).]

Repealed

9  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000. s. 32 (e).]

Waterfowler Heritage Days

10  (1) In M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26, the open seasons for ducks, snow geese, Ross's geese, white-fronted geese, Canada geese and cackling geese is the first two-day weekend in September.

(2) The open season set out in subsection (1) is restricted to persons under 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 168/2001, s. 25; am. B.C. Regs. 291/2004, s. 23 (a); 222/2005, s. 24; 152/22006, s. 24 (b); 168/2007, s. 23 (b); 159/2008, s. 2 (h); 163/2008, App. 5, s. 21.]

Grouse

11  (1) The open season for hunting blue, spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse with a bow only in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is December 1 to December 10.

(2) The open season for hunting blue (Dusky) grouse, spruce (Franklin) grouse and ruffed grouse in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 from September 1 to September 9 is restricted to persons who are less than 18 years of age.

[en. B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 22 (b); am. B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 22.]

Cougar

12  (1) In addition to section 18 (2) of Division 7, a person who

(a) is not in possession of a firearm, and

(b) is in possession of a hunting licence.

does not commit an offence under section 78 of the Act if he or she allows a dog to pursue cougar or accompanies a person who allows a dog to pursue cougar during the period November 15 to March 31 in Region 8.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the cougar is subsequently injured or killed.

[en. B.C. Reg. 291/2004, s. 23 (b); am. B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 24 (c).]

Black bear

13  Despite Part 1 of Schedule 8, a person may hunt black bear on private property in M.U.s 8-01 to 8-26 from August 1 to August 31.

[en. B.C. Reg. 291/2004, s. 23 (c).]

Elk

14  (1) The open season for hunting with a bow only for bull elk that have at least one branched antler with at least 6 tines (points) in M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26 is September 1 to September 9.

(2) Section 2 (2) applies for the purpose of subsection (1) of this section.

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/2014, App. 2, s. 23.]

 

Part 3 — Bag Limits and Possession Limits

Deer

1  (1) The aggregate bag limit for deer is 2.

(2) The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 2, only 1 of which may be a buck.

(3) The bag limit for mule deer is one.

(4) Both deer may be antlerless, but only one antlerless deer of each species may be taken.

[en. B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 31 (a).]

Grouse

2  The daily aggregate bag limit for blue, spruce (Franklin) and ruffed grouse is 5.

[am. B.C. Reg. 190/87, Sch. s. 64.]

Repealed

3  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 180/96, s. 62 (a).]

Repealed

4  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 25 (a).]

Repealed

5  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 236/97, s. 24.]

Repealed

6  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 190/2002, s. 23.]

Turkey

7  (1) The aggregate season bag limit for turkey is 2 in one licence year.

(2) and (3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 42.]

[en. B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 25 (b); am. B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 42.]

Schedule 9

[en. B.C. Reg. 77/2010, App. 1, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 43; 301/2010, App. 2, s. 24; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 27; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 24.]

Maps

2010/2011 Nass Wildlife Area

2010 Caribou GOS Zone B of 7-57

2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 4-23

2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-20

2010 Elk GOS Zone A of 7-42

2010 Elk GOS Zone B of 7-42

2010 Elk GOS Zone C of 4-6

2010 Elk GOS Zone X of 4-3

2010 Moose GOS Zone K of 6-20

2010 Mountain Goat GOS Zone A of 4-30

2010 Mountain Goat GOS Zone D of 6-20

2010 Mountain Sheep GOS Zone E of 6-25

2010 Mule Deer GOS Zone A of 2-11

2012 Mountain Goat GOS Zone A of 6-04

2012 Mountain Goat GOS Zone A of 6-09

2014 Elk GOS Zone X of 4-25

2014 Moose GOS Zone B of 6-15

NOTE: Maps are exempt from publication and may be inspected at the offices of the Fish and Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 2975 Jutland Road, PO Box 9374 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C. V8T 5J9, during regular office hours.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488, section 108]

Contents  |  Sections 1 to 19  |  Schedule 1  |  Schedule 2  |  Schedule 3  |  Schedule 4  |  Schedule 5  |  Schedule 6  |  Schedule 7  |  Schedule 8 and 9