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B.C. Reg. 190/84
O.C. 1109/84
Deposited June 15, 1984
This consolidation is current to October 12, 2020.
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Wildlife Act

Hunting Regulation

[Last amended August 21, 2020 by B.C. Reg. 220/2020]

Division 1 — Interpretation

Definitions and interpretation

1   (1) In this regulation:

"Act" means the Wildlife Act;

"antlerless animal" means a member of the deer family bearing no visible bony antlers and, for the purposes of this definition, the small skin or hair covered protuberances on male fawns and calves are not antlers;

"bait" means any thing, including meat, cereal, cultivated crops, a restrained animal or any manufactured product or material, that may attract wildlife, but does not include a decoy;

"bearded turkey" means a turkey with a tuft of hair-like feathers that grow larger with age, and are found on the chest of the turkey;

"brow palm", in relation to an antler of a moose, means the lateral branch that is separated from a main palm by the deepest antler bay, and for the purposes of this definition the deepest antler bay is the antler bay whose vertex is the shortest distance from the antler base when measured along the surface of the antler;

"brow tine" means the first lateral branch, of an antler of deer, elk, moose or caribou, that projects forward and occurs in the lower one third of the antler;

"buck" or "bull" with reference to deer, moose or elk means one bearing visible bony antlers, but does not include a calf;

"buck" or "bull" with reference to caribou means a male bearing visible bony antlers, but does not include a calf;

"calf" in reference to a moose, elk or caribou means one that is less than 12 months of age;

"compound crossbow" means a crossbow on which the bow string passes through a series of pulleys;

"cougar kitten" means a spotted cougar, or a cougar less than one year of age, as determined by the regional manager or designate;

"decoy" means a material or manufactured product that simulates the appearance or has the form of wildlife;

"feral pig" has the same meaning as in section 3.2 (1) of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90;

"full curl bighorn ram mountain sheep" means any male bighorn mountain sheep,

(a) the head of which, when viewed squarely from the side, has at least one horn tip extending upwards beyond a straight line drawn through the centre of the nostril and the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base, or

(b) the skull and horns of which are presented for examination, and which, when viewed squarely from the side with both horns in alignment, have at least one horn tip extending upwards beyond a straight line drawn through the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base and the lowermost edge of the eye socket;

"full curl thinhorn ram mountain sheep" means any thinhorn ram mountain sheep that has attained the age of 8 years as evidenced by true horn annuli as determined by the regional manager or designate, or whose horn tip, when viewed squarely from the side at right angles to the sagittal plane of the skull, extends dorsally beyond the nose bridge plane;

"horizontal plane" means the surface intersecting the ventral posteriormost portion of the base of the left and right horns, the ventral portion of the most complete eye-socket retained with the skull and that is at right angles to the sagittal plane;

"infrared optics" means an optical device with the capacity to detect infrared radiation;

"kid" means a mountain goat with horns that are less than 100 mm in length;

"lateral plane" means the surface intersecting the ventral anteriormost portion of the most complete eye-socket retained with the skull and that is at right angles to the sagittal and horizontal planes;

"licence year" means the period April 1 to March 31 next following;

"management unit" or "M.U." means an area designated as a management unit by B.C. Reg. 64/96, the Management Unit Regulation;

"mature bighorn ram mountain sheep" means any bighorn ram mountain sheep whose horn tip, when viewed squarely from the side at right angles to the sagittal plane of the skull, extends dorsally beyond the nose bridge plane;

"migratory game bird" means a migratory game bird as defined in the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (Canada);

"non-toxic shot" means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight, not more than one percent lead;

"nose bridge plane" means a plane perpendicular to the sagittal plane that includes the anterior and posterior points of the suture joining the left and right nasal bones where they meet the dorsal surface of those bones;

"plane" means a surface such that the straight line that joins any 2 of its points lies wholly in that surface;

"possession limit" means the maximum number of a species or type of wildlife which a person may have in the person's possession while hunting or returning from hunting, except for migratory game birds where the possession limit applies at all times;

"power boat" means a boat, canoe or yacht powered by electric, gasoline, oil, steam or other mechanical means, but does not include a boat powered manually nor a boat with an outboard motor provided the motor is tilted or otherwise disengaged so as not to be ready for immediate use;

"sagittal plane" means the surface by which the skull is divided equally into left and right sides;

"spike buck" means a male deer having antlers that are composed of a main beam from which there are no bony projections greater than 2.54 cm (1 inch) in length;

"spike bull" means a bull elk having antlers that are composed of a main beam from which there are no bony projections greater than 2.5 cm in length;

"three quarter curl bighorn ram mountain sheep" means any male bighorn mountain sheep,

(a) the head of which, when viewed squarely from the side, has at least one horn tip extending beyond a straight line drawn through the back of the eye opening and at right angles to a line drawn between the centre of the nostril and the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base, or

(b) the skull and horns of which are presented for examination, and which, when viewed squarely from the side with both horns in alignment, has at least one horn tip extending beyond a straight line drawn through the back edge of the eye socket and at right angles to a line drawn through the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base and the lowermost edge of the eye socket;

"tine" or "point" means the branch of an antler which is longer than its breadth and is at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) in length, and for the purpose of determining the length of a tine

(a) the breadth of the tine is measured (if extending from a palmation of an antler, then in the plane of the palm) at a location at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) from the tip of the tine, and

(b) the length of the tine is measured from its tip end, following the midline of the profile of the tine, and following the natural curvature of the tine, to the midpoint of the straight line along which the breadth is measured;

"vehicle" means a wheeled or tracked device in, on or by which a person or thing is or may be transported or drawn on a highway;

"wireless camera" means a camera that obtains an image by means of a remote or infrared sensor and that is capable of sending an image remotely to an electronic device.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 2.]

(3) Unless specifically stated, this regulation does not apply to fur bearing animals taken by trapping during an open season for trapping, by a person who holds, or is exempted from holding, a trapping licence.

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 166/2001, s. 3.]

(5) A map referred to in this regulation is in Schedule 9 unless the area shown on the map is referred to as described in the Limited Entry Hunting Regulation.

(6) In this regulation, unless another period of time is specified, a bag limit in respect of

(a) mammals or turkeys is for one licence year, and

(b) any other birds is for one day.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 1; 173/86, s. 1; 336/87, s. 1; 234/88, ss. 1 to 4; 177/89, ss. 1 to 3; 184/90, ss. 1, 2; 180/96, s. 1; 195/99, ss. 1 and 2; 216/2000, s. 1; 23/2001, s. 3; 166/2001, s. 3; 168/2001, s. 1; 269/2003, s. 1; 222/2005, s. 1; 152/2006, s. 1; 257/2006, s. 1; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 1; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 1; 67/2012, s. (c); 80/2012, App. 2, s. 1; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 1; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 1; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 1; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 1.]

Serial numbers inclusive

2   All dates and all references to descriptions by means of serial numbers in this regulation are inclusive, unless otherwise indicated.

Province divided into regions

3   For the purpose of this regulation, the Province of British Columbia is divided into the following regions:

(a) Region 1 - Vancouver Island, comprised of Management Units 1-1 to 1-15 (including a part of the mainland coast in the vicinity of Knight and Seymour Inlets);

(b) Region 2 - Lower Mainland, comprised of Management Units 2-1 to 2-19;

(c) Region 3 - Thompson-Nicola, comprised of Management Units 3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-46;

(d) Region 4 - Kootenay, comprised of Management Units 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40;

(e) Region 5 - Cariboo, comprised of Management Units 5-1 to 5-16;

(f) Region 6 - Skeena, comprised of Management Units 6-1 to 6-30 including Haida Gwaii;

(g) Region 7 - Omineca-Peace, comprised of Management Units 7-l to 7-58;

(h) Region 8 - Okanagan, comprised of Management Units 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26.

[am. B.C. Regs. 184/90, s. 3; 251/2010, Sch. s. 2.]

Division 2 — Open Seasons

Open seasons

4   The open seasons for the hunting of each species and type of game animal, subject to section 6, are those set forth in Parts 1 and 2 of each Schedule.

When open seasons not in effect

5   An open season declared by this regulation shall cease to be in effect in any area

(a) while the area is subject to a closure order issued by the Forest Service of the Ministry of Forests and Range, or

(b) if hunting is prohibited by an order of the minister under section 40 of the Act.

[am. B.C. Regs. 216/2000, s. 2; 152/2006, s. 2.]

Restrictions on open seasons

6   (1) Where an open season is marked in Part 1 of a Schedule by a double asterisk, the restrictions set out in Part 2 of that Schedule apply.

(2) A person who hunts, takes or kills game and fails to comply with a restriction under subsection (1) commits an offence.

(3) A person who lawfully possesses raptors under a permit for the purpose of falconry may use a raptor to hunt small game during a bow only season as set out in Part 2 of each Schedule.

[am. B.C. Regs. 195/99, s. 3; 216/2000, s. 3.]

Division 3 — Bag and Possession Limits

Restrictions on bag limits

7   Where a bag limit is marked in Part 1 of a Schedule by a triple asterisk, the restrictions set out in Part 3 of that Schedule apply.

[am. B.C. Reg. 195/99, s. 4.]

No bag limit

8   The abbreviation "NBL" in Part 1 of each Schedule means "no bag limit".

Examples of bag and possession limits

9   (1) An entry such as "2 (1)" in Part 1 of a Schedule means, in the case of ungulates, that the bag limit is 2 animals of that species in the aggregate, one of which may be antlerless.

(2) An entry such as "10 (20)" in Part 1 of a Schedule means, in the case of all game birds except turkeys, that the bag limit is 10 birds a day, while the possession limit is 20.

[am. B.C. Reg. 234/88, s. 5.]

Offence — area

10   Subject to section 11 (2), a person commits an offence where the person exceeds the bag limit or possession limit for an area as set out in Part 1 or Part 3 of each Schedule.

[am. B.C. Reg. 74/2017, App. 3, s. 2.]

Offence — species or type of animal

11   (1) Subject to exceptions for areas noted in Parts 1 and 3 of each Schedule, a person commits an offence where the person exceeds the Provincial bag limit for a species or type of animal as follows:

(a) 3 deer, of which only one may be a mule deer buck from Region 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8;

(b) 2 black bear;

(c) 2 cougar;

(d) 3 wolves;

(e) one mountain sheep of the genus Ovis;

(f) one big game animal of a species other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) to (e);

(g) and (h) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 4.]

(i) 5 bobcat;

(j) 10 snowshoe hare per day.

(k) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 2.]

(2) Where a bag limit in an area is higher than the Provincial bag limit for a species or type of animal, a person commits an offence where the person kills more than the number of animals permitted by the higher bag limit less the number of animals of that species or type taken by the person anywhere else in the Province.

[am. B.C. Regs. 190/87, s. 1; 177/89, s. 4; 225/92, s. 1; 216/2000, s. 4; 190/2002, s. 1; 74/2017, App. 3, ss. 2 and 3; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 1; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 2.]

Offence — limits exceeded

12   Subject to the exceptions noted in Parts 1 and 3 of each Schedule, a person commits an offence where the person

(a) kills more than

(i) 10 geese in one day,

(ii) 8 ducks in one day,

(iii) 4 canvasback ducks in one day,

(iv) 4 pintail ducks in one day,

(v) 2 goldeneye ducks in one day,

(vi) 2 harlequin ducks in one day, or

(vii) 5 band-tailed pigeons in one day, or

(b) exceeds the possession limit of

(i) 30 geese,

(ii) 24 ducks,

(iii) 12 canvasback ducks,

(iv) 12 pintail ducks,

(v) 6 goldeneye ducks,

(vi) 6 harlequin ducks,

(vii) 3 times the daily bag limit for game birds, excluding migratory game birds, or

(viii) 15 band-tailed pigeons.

[en. B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 5; am. B.C. Regs. 168/2001, s. 2; 190/2002, s. 2; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 2.]

Repealed

13   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 239/2017, App. 1, s. 1.]

Repealed

13.1-13.6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 52/2018, Sch. 1, s. 1.]

Offence — protected wildlife

13.7   (1) A person commits an offence where the person takes or kills any of the following:

(a) a grizzly bear less than 2 years old or a grizzly bear in the company of it;

(b) a black bear less than 2 years old or a black bear in the company of it;

(c) a white or blue (glacier) coloured black bear;

(d) a cougar kitten or a cougar in the company of it;

(e) a female mountain goat in the company of a kid or in a group that contains one or more kids;

(f) a lynx in the company of one or more lynx;

(g) a bobcat in the company of one or more bobcats.

(2) An offence under subsection (1) of this section is prescribed as an offence for the purposes of section 84 (1) (b) (ii) of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 52/2018, Sch. 1, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 1/2019, Sch. 1, s. 1.]

Division 4 — Shooting Hours

Prohibited hours for hunting

14   (1) The prohibited hours for hunting wildlife are from one hour after sunset on any day until one hour before sunrise of the day following.

(2) Despite subsection (1), the prohibited hours for hunting migratory game birds are from one-half hour after sunset on any day until one-half hour before sunrise of the day following.

[en. B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 6.]

Division 5 — Possession of Carcass

Possession of carcass

15   (1) In subsection (2.1), "deer" means mule (black-tailed) deer, white-tailed deer and fallow deer.

(2) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of an elk or moose must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession, the animal's tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2 and,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(2.1) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a deer must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession, the animal's unskinned tail and,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(3) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a caribou must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession, the animal's tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2 and,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(4) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a mountain sheep must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(5) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the whole carcass or part of a carcass of a mountain goat or bison must leave naturally attached to the carcass, or one part of the carcass in the person's possession,

(a) if the animal was male, a testicle or part of the penis, or

(b) if the animal was female, a part of the udder or teats.

(6) For the purpose of section 36 of the Act, a person who possesses the carcass of a game bird must leave one wing and its plumage naturally attached to the carcass.

(7) Despite subsections (2) to (6), a person who possesses a part of a carcass or hide does not commit an offence under section 36 (1) of the Act if

(a) the person did not kill the wildlife in the person's possession,

(b) the person who killed the wildlife possesses a part of the carcass or hide with the parts attached as required by subsection (2), (2.1), (3), (4), (5) or (6) until, under section 36 (2) of the Act, section 36 (1) of the Act no longer applies to that person,

(c) the person possesses the part of the carcass or hide for the purpose of transporting it to a person or destination referred to in section 36 (2) of the Act, and

(d) the person is transporting the part of the carcass or hide in compliance with section 37 of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 4; am. B.C. Regs. 130/2016, App. 2, s. 2; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 2.]

Division 6 — Compulsory Inspection and Reporting

Compulsory inspection

16   (1) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills,

(a) in Region 1 or 2 or M.U. 4-08, 4-09, 4-14 to 4-17, 4-31 to 4-33, 4-38, 5-2, 6-04, 6-08 or 6-09, an elk,

(b) in any M.U., a caribou,

(c) in any M.U. except in Region 4 (Kootenay) or in Region 6 (Skeena), a cougar,

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 2, s. 4 (a).]

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

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 3 (a).]

(g) in Region 4 or 8, M.U. 5-3 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-14, 6-1 to 6-11, 6-15, 6-17 to 6-30 or 7-51 to 7-53, a moose,

(g.1) in Region 3, during a season described in Schedule 3, a moose,

(g.2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 220/2020, App. 1, s. 1 (a) (ii).]

(h) in Region 4, a lynx, or

(i) in Region 4, a bobcat,

(j) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 3 (c).]

unless the person submits the prescribed parts of the animal to an officer for inspection and measurement

(k) within 30 days after the date the animal was taken or killed, and

(l) if applicable, before exporting the animal from the Province.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 158/2020, Sch. 2, s. 2.]

(2.1) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills, in any M.U.,

(a) a grizzly bear,

(b) a mountain goat, or

(c) a mountain sheep,

unless the person submits the prescribed parts of the animal to an officer for inspection and measurement

(d) within 30 days after the date of the kill,

(e) if applicable, before exporting the animal from the Province, and

(f) before December 5 of the year of the kill.

(2.2) A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) (k) or (2.1) (d) or (f) if

(a) with the written approval of an officer, the prescribed parts of a big game animal are submitted for inspection within 30 days after the last day of the hunt, or

(b) all of the following conditions are met:

(i) the animal taken or killed was

(A) a caribou,

(B) an elk in Region 2,

(C) a grizzly bear,

(D) a mountain goat, or

(E) a mountain sheep;

(ii) the person took or killed the animal using the services of a guide outfitter;

(iii) the prescribed parts of the animal are submitted to an officer for inspection and measurement within 30 days after the last day of the open season in which the animal was taken or killed.

(3) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills a cougar in Region 4 or Region 6 unless the person submits the prescribed parts of the cougar to an officer, for inspection and measurement, in the region where the cougar was taken or killed

(a) within 4 days after the date the cougar was taken or killed, and

(b) if applicable, before exporting the cougar from the Province.

(3.1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 158/2020, Sch. 2, s. 6.]

(3.2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 1 (a).]

(3.3) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills a black bear in M.U. 6-12 or 6-13 in Region 6 unless the person submits the prescribed parts of the black bear to an officer, for inspection and measurement,

(a) within 10 days after the date the black bear was taken or killed, and

(b) if applicable, before exporting the black bear from the Province.

(4) For subsections (1), (2.1), (2.2), (3) and (3.3) the parts to be submitted are

(a) for an elk,

(i) an incisor (front) tooth, and

(ii) in the case of males, the antlers attached to a portion of the upper skull, or

(iii) in the case of females, the upper portion of the skull or a portion of the teats or mammary gland,

(b) for a grizzly bear, a black bear, a lynx, a bobcat or a cougar, the skull and the hide that bears

(i) in the case of males, either a testicle or a part of the penis, or

(ii) in the case of females, a portion of the teats or mammary gland,

(c) for a California or Rocky mountain sheep,

(i) the portion of the skull that includes the nasal bones, eye socket, horns and the associated connective bone structure, and

(ii) the horns for the insertion of a numbered aluminum plug by an officer,

(c.1) for a Dall's or Stone's mountain sheep,

(i) an incisor tooth,

(ii) the portion of the skull that includes the nasal bones, eye socket, horns and the associated connective bone structure, and

(iii) the horns for the insertion of a numbered aluminum plug by an officer,

(d) for a mountain goat,

(i) the horns, and

(ii) in the case of males, either a testicle or a part of the penis, or

(iii) in the case of females, a portion of the teats or mammary gland,

(e) for a caribou,

(i) a front incisor tooth,

(ii) the antlers, and

(iii) for a caribou without at least one main beam measuring over 60 centimetres (24 inches) in length, the hide with evidence of sex attached, and

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2001, s. 4.]

(g) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 1 (a).]

(h) for a moose, an incisor tooth, and

(i) in the case of males, the antlers attached to a portion of the skull, or

(ii) in the case of females, the upper portion of the skull or a portion of the teats or mammary gland.

(i) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 220/2020, App. 1, s. 1 (b).]

(5) If a person takes or kills an animal referred to in subsection (1), (2.1), (3) or (3.3), the person commits an offence unless the person reports the killing or taking to an officer within the applicable submission period set out in subsection (1), (2.1), (3) or (3.3).

(5.1) For the purpose of subsection (5), "reports" means providing the following information:

(a) the location of the killing or taking;

(b) the date of the killing or taking;

(c) the hunter's or taker's name, address and telephone number;

(d) the species and sex of the animal taken or killed;

(e) the licences and, if applicable, limited entry hunting authorizations that authorized the taking or killing.

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 2, s. 4 (b).]

(7) and (8) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 9.]

(9) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 77/2010, App. 1, s. 1 (b).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 288/95, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 180/96, s. 3; 236/97, s. 2; 226/98, s. 4; 195/99, s. 7; 216/2000, s. 9; 168/2001, s. 4; 269/2003, s. 2; 291/2004, s. 2; 222/2005, s. 2; 152/2006, s. 5; 168/2007, s. 1; 163/2008, App. 5, s. 1; 143/2009, App. 4, s. 2; 77/2010, App. 1, s. 1; 175/2010, App. 2, ss. 3 and 4; 70/2011, s. 1; 80/2012, App. 2, ss. 4 and 5; 198/2013, App. 2, s. 1; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 3; 52/2018, Sch. 1, s. 2; 66/2018, App. 1, s. 1; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 3; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 2; 84/2020, App. 1, s. 1; 158/2020, Sch. 2; 169/2020, App. 3, ss. 3 and 4; 220/2020, App. 1, s. 1.]

Compulsory reporting

16.1   (1) A person who takes or kills

(a) in any M.U., a wolverine,

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 251/2009, App. s. 1.]

(c) in Region 1 or 2, a wolf,

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 251/2009, App. s. 1.]

(e) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 3 (b).]

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 152/2006, s. 6 (b).]

(g) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 2 (d).]

(h) in Region 1, M.U. 6-12 or M.U. 6-13, an elk,

(i) in Region 2, 3 or 5, a bobcat,

(j) in Region 3, 5, 6, 7 or 8, a lynx, or

(k) in any M.U., a feral pig,

commits an offence if the person fails, within 30 days after the date of the kill, to report in person or by mail to the Wildlife Branch the place and the date of the kill, the number of days hunted before the animal was killed, and the sex of the animal.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 3 (b).]

(3) and (4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/2007, s. 2 (d).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 216/2000, s. 10; am. B.C. Regs. 82/2001, s. 2; 168/2001, s. 5; 190/2002, s. 3; 269/2003, s. 3; 291/2004, s. 3; 222/2005, s. 3; 152/2006, s. 6; 13/2007, s. 1; 65/2007, s. 1 (a); 168/2007, s. 2; 251/2009, App. s. 1; 80/2012, App. 2, s. 6; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 4; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 4; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 3; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 5.]

Exception — supervising hunter

16.2   (1) Despite sections 16 and 16.1, if a person who holds an initiation hunting licence or on whose behalf a youth hunting licence is held takes or kills an animal referred to in sections 16 and 16.1,

(a) sections 16 and 16.1 apply to the supervising hunter as though the animal was taken or killed by the supervising hunter, and

(b) the person who takes or kills the animal is exempt from sections 16 and 16.1.

(2) In this section "supervising hunter" and "youth hunting licence" have the same meaning as in the Hunting Licensing Regulation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 38/2013, App. 5, s. 1.]

Division 7 — Hunting Methods

Offence — weapons

17   (1) A person commits an offence where the person hunts

(a) with a rifle using

(i) a full metal jacketed non-expanding bullet, or

(ii) a tracer, incendiary, or explosive bullet,

(b) big game, other than lynx, bobcat or wolverine, with a rifle using a rimfire cartridge,

(c) with a shotgun using a tracer or incendiary shot shell,

(d) caribou, elk, grizzly bear, moose, mountain sheep or mountain goat with a weapon other than a bow, muzzleloader or rifle,

(e) deer, black bear, cougar, coyote, lynx, bobcat, wolverine or wolf with a shotgun

(i) less than 20 gauge, or

(ii) using a shot shell loaded with shot smaller than the shot size 1 Buck,

(f) game birds, other than turkey, grouse and ptarmigan, with a rifle,

(g) small game, game birds, lynx, bobcat, wolverine, mule (black-tailed) deer, white-tailed deer or fallow deer with a crossbow (except a compound crossbow) having a pull of less than 55 kg,

(h) big game, other than deer, lynx, bobcat or wolverine with a crossbow (except a compound crossbow)

(i) having a pull of less than 68 kg, or

(ii) having a bolt with a broadhead less than 2.22 cm at the widest point,

(i) with a compound crossbow having a pull of less than 45 kg at full draw,

(j) with a crossbow having a bolt weighing less than 16.2 g,

(k) with a bow having a pull of less than 18 kg within the archer's draw length,

(l) big game with a bow using an arrow with a broadhead less than 2.2 cm at the widest point,

(m) bear

(i) by placing bait, or

(ii) by using a dead animal or part of it as bait,

(n) migratory game birds by using a power boat, unless the boat is beached, resting at anchor or fastened within or tied immediately alongside of a fixed hunting blind,

(o) migratory game birds using

(i) a rifle or shotgun loaded with a single projectile,

(ii) any weapon other than a bow and arrow or a shotgun not larger than number 10 gauge, or

(iii) more than one shotgun unless each shotgun in excess of one is disassembled or unloaded and encased,

(p) waterfowl, coot or snipe while using shot other than non-toxic shot,

(q) turkey with a rifle using a centrefire cartridge,

(r) bison with a weapon other than

(i) a centrefire rifle and ammunition other than ammunition constructed with a 175 grain or larger bullet which retains 2 712 joules (2 000 foot pounds) or more energy at 100 metres, or

(ii) a bow having a pull greater than 22.6 kg within the archer's draw length, an arrow greater than 26 grams in weight and a broadhead greater than 8.1 grams in weight and 2.2 cm in width at its widest point,

(s) with a firearm that is designed, altered or intended to be aimed and fired by the action of one hand or that has a barrel less than 305 mm in length,

(t) with a firearm that has an electronically controlled firing mechanism, or

(u) big game other than bison, caribou, elk, grizzly bear, moose, mountain sheep or mountain goat with a weapon other than a bow, muzzleloader, rifle or shotgun.

(1.1) An offence under subsection (1) (m) of this section is prescribed as an offence for the purposes of section 84 (1) (b) (ii) of the Act.

(2) A person who possesses shot, other than non-toxic shot, for the purpose of hunting waterfowl, coot or snipe, commits an offence.

(3) A person who hunts big game with a shotgun loaded with single-projectile ammunition is exempt from section 26 (1) (h) of the Act.

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 3; 184/90, s. 7; 225/92, s. 3; 212/93, s. 3; 203/94, s. 3; 288/95, s. 3; 180/96, s. 4; 226/98, s. 5; 195/99, ss. 8 and 9; 216/2000, s. 11; 82/2001, s. 3; 168/2001, s. 6; 171/2006, s. (c); 72/2014, App. 2, s. 1; 74/2017, App. 3, s. 2; 1/2019, Sch. 1, s. 2; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 6.]

Offence — drones

17.1   (1) In this section, "drone" means an aerial vehicle that

(a) is not occupied or operated by a person within the vehicle,

(b) is operated by

(i) remote control,

(ii) pre-programmed software,

(iii) onboard computer autonomy or artificial intelligence, or

(iv) any combination of subparagraphs (i) to (iii), and

(c) is capable of attracting, searching for, chasing, pursuing, following after or on the trail of, stalking, spotting or monitoring wildlife.

(2) A person commits an offence if, while on a hunting or trapping expedition, the person

(a) operates a drone,

(b) has a drone in that person's possession, charge or control, or

(c) uses information that a drone obtains during, or less than 6 hours before the start of, the expedition.

(3) An offence referred to in subsection (2) of this section is prescribed for the purposes of section 84 (1) (b) (ii) of the Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 200/2016, App. A; am. B.C. Reg. 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 4.]

Offence — general

18   (1) A person commits an offence where the person

(a) retrieves a dead or injured game animal by the use of a power boat while that person is in possession of a loaded firearm,

(b) while hunting, discharges a firearm from a vehicle to which a draught animal is attached,

(c) hunts migratory game birds within 400 m of any place where bait has been deposited unless that place has been free of bait for a minimum period of 7 days,

(d) continues to hunt a species of wildlife

(i) on the day on which the person has taken that person's daily bag limit, or

(ii) on or subsequent to the day on which the person has taken that person's seasonal bag limit

of that species of wildlife,

(e) uses a vehicle to which a draught animal is attached to disturb game for the purposes of driving the game towards another hunter,

(f) uses live birds as decoys or recorded bird calls to hunt game birds,

(g) carries a cocked crossbow in or on a vehicle,

(h) hunts with a bow or discharges a bow from a vehicle of any kind,

(i) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 4.]

(j) uses recorded or electronic calls for the purpose of hunting wildlife, other than for hunting wolf, coyote, cougar, lynx, bobcat or any bird listed in Schedule C of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90,

(k) hunts game, other than small game or wildlife listed in Schedule C of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90, with a raptor,

(l) hunts while accompanied by, or with the use or aid of, a goat or sheep, including by using the goat or sheep as a pack animal,

(m) hunts in any M.U. in Region 6 or 7, except in M.U. 6-12 or 6-13, while accompanied by, or with the use or aid of a camelid, including by using the camelid as a pack animal,

(n) uses, for the purpose of hunting wildlife, any part or derivative of a deer, elk, moose or caribou if the part or derivative originated from outside British Columbia,

(o) while on a hunting expedition, uses or possesses infrared optics,

(p) hunts using information on the location of wildlife that is obtained by means of an aircraft,

(q) shares, or assists in sharing, information on the location of wildlife that is

(i) obtained by means of an aircraft, and

(ii) shared for the purpose of hunting wildlife, or

(r) uses a wireless camera for the purpose of hunting from August 1 to December 10.

(2) A person does not commit an offence under section 78 of the Act where the person, while hunting, causes or allows a dog to pursue

(a) small game, black bear, bobcat, lynx or cougar, or

(b) mule (black-tailed) deer, white-tailed deer, fallow deer, sheep, goat, caribou, elk or moose if the dog is on a leash and under the direct control of the person,

provided the game is being pursued in an area in which and at a time at which an open season exists for that game and also provided the person holds a valid hunting licence and is otherwise conforming with the requirements of the Act and regulations.

(3) A person does not commit an offence under section 78 of the Wildlife Act where the person causes or allows a dog to pursue game birds between the dates August 1 to April 30 provided the dog is under supervision of the person.

(4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 115/2018, App. 2, s. 5 (c).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 225/92, s. 4 (b).]

(6) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 203/94, s. 4.]

(7) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 169/2020, App. 3, s. 8.]

[am. B.C. Regs. 205/85, s. 4; 234/88, s. 9; 220/90, App. II; 203/91, ss. 3 and 4; 225/92, s. 4; 90/93, s. 1; 212/93, s. 4; 203/94, s. 4; 195/99, s. 10; 216/2000, s. 12; 82/2001, s. 4; 291/2004, s. 4; 222/2005, s. 4; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 5; 74/2017, App. 3, ss. 2 and 4; 239/2017, App. 1, s. 2; 115/2018, App. 2, s. 5; 30/2020, Sch. 1, s. 4; 169/2020, App. 3, ss. 7 and 8.]

Division 8 — Hunting Restrictions in Parks

Hunting restrictions in parks

19   (1) Between June 16 and September 9, inclusive, of each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks and recreation areas:

Bishop River Park (M.U. 2-14)

Callaghan Lake Park (M.U. 2-6)

Chilliwack Lake Park (M.U. 2-3)

Clendinning Park (M.U. 2-6)

Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area (M.U. 2-17)

Duck Lake Protected Area (M.U. 2-12)

E.C. Manning Park — that portion in M.U. 2-17 only

Homathko Estuary Park (M.U. 2-15)

Indian Arm Park (M.U. 2-8)

Inland Lake Park (M.U. 2-12)

Malaspina Park (M.U. 2-12)

Mount Elphinstone Park (M.U. 2-5)

Mount Richardson Park (M.U. 2-5)

Pinecone Burke Park (M.U. 2-8)

Simson Park (M.U. 2-5)

Skagit Valley Park (M.U. 2-2)

South Texada Island Park (M.U. 2-16)

Spipiyus Park (M.U. 2-5)

Tantalus Park (M.U. 2-6)

Upper Lillooet River Park (M.U. 2-11).

(2) Between April 16 and September 19, inclusive, in each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks:

Cinnemousun Narrows Park (M.U.s 3-26, 3-36)

Shuswap Lake Marine Park (M.U.s 3-26, 3-36).

(3) Between July 1 and August 31, inclusive, in each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks and protected areas:

Cathedral Protected Area (M.U. 8-3)

Darke Lake Park (M.U. 8-8)

Eneas Lake Park (M.U. 8-8)

Fintry Protected Area (M.U. 8-11)

Gladstone Park, that portion in M.U. 8-15 only

Granby Park (M.U. 8-15)

Graystokes Park (M.U.s 8-23, 8-10, 8-12, 8-13, 8-14)

Keremeos Columns Park (M.U. 8-2)

Nickel Plate Park (M.U. 8-7)

Okanagan Mountain Park (M.U. 8-9)

Silver Star Park (M.U.s 8-22, 8-25 and 8-26)

(4) Between July 1 and August 31, inclusive, in each year, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season in the following parks, conservancies and protected areas:

Big Creek Park (M.U.s 5-3, 5-4)

Calvert Island Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Cariboo Mountains Park (M.U. 5-15)

Cariboo River Park (M.U. 5-15)

Churn Creek Protected Area (M.U. 5-3)

Elk Valley Park (M.U. 4-23)

Fiordland Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Flat Lake Park (M.U. 5-2)

Gladstone Park, that portion in M.U. 4-14 only

Goat Range Park (M.U.s 4-17, 4-30)

Hakai Conservation Study Area (M.U. 5-8)

Hamber Park (M.U. 4-40)

Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected Area (M.U.s 5-5 and 2-15)

Itcha Ilgachuz Park (M.U. 5-12)

Junction Sheep Range Park (M.U. 5-14)

Kluskoil Lake Park (M.U. 5-13)

Koeye Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Lockhart Creek Park (M.U. 4-6)

Marl Creek Park (M.U. 4-36)

McDonald Creek Park (M.U.s 4-15, 4-32)

Moose Valley Park (M.U. 5-2)

Nazko Lake Park (M.U. 5-13)

Nunsti Park (M.U. 5-4)

Pilot Bay Park (M.U. 4-6)

Premier Lake Park (M.U. 4-21)

Schoolhouse Lake Park (M.U. 5-2)

Syringa Park (M.U. 4-15)

Tsa-latĺ/Smokehouse Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Ts`ilɁos Park (M.U.s 5-4, 5-5)

Tweedsmuir Park — that portion in M.U.s 5-10 and 5-11

Valhalla Park (M.U. 4-16)

West Arm Park (M.U. 4-7)

White Pelican Park (M.U. 5-13)

Whiteswan Lake Park (M.U. 4-24).

(5) Except during the open season, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, a person must not hunt in the following parks, conservancies, recreation areas and protected areas:

Adams Lake Marine Park (M.U. 3-37)

Akamina-Kishinena Park (M.U. 4-1)

Alty Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Anarchist Protected Area (M.U. 8-1)

Anhluut'ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga'asanskwhl Nisa'a (a.k.a. Nisa'a Memorial Lava Bed Park) (M.U.s 6-14, 6-15)

Anstey Hunakwa Park (M.U. 3-36)

Arctic Pacific Lakes Park (M.U.s 7-16, 7-18, 7-23)

Arrowstone Park (M.U. 3-30)

Atlin Park (M.U.s 6-25, 6-26, 6-27)

Atlin Recreation Area (M.U. 6-27)

Atna River Park (M.U. 6-3)

Babine Lake Marine Park (M.U.s 6-6, 6-8)

Babine Mountains Park (M.U. 6-8)

Babine Mountains Trails (M.U. 6-08)

Babine River Corridor Park (M.U. 6-8)

Banana Island Park (M.U. 3-27)

Banks Nii Łuutiksm Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Bear Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Bearhole Lake Park (M.U. 7-20)

Bearhole Lake Protected Area (M.U. 7-20)

Beatton River Park (M.U. 7-33)

Bedard Aspen Park (M.U. 3-17)

Bella Coola Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-14)

Bishop Bay — Monkey Beach Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Bishop Bay — Monkey Beach Corridor Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Bligh Island Marine Park (M.U. 1-12)

Blue Earth Lake Park (M.U. 3-17)

Blue River Black Spruce Park (M.U.s 3-43, 3-44)

Blue River Pine Park (M.U.s 3-40, 3-44)

Bobtail Mountain Park (M.U. 7-12)

Bocock Peak Park (M.U. 7-31)

Bodega Ridge Park (M.U. 1-1)

Bonaparte Park (M.U.s 3-29, 3-30)

Boothman's Oxbow Park (M.U. 8-15)

Border Lake Park (M.U. 6-21)

Boulder Creek Park (M.U. 6-9)

Bowron Lake Park — those portions in M.U.s 5-15, 7-5 and 7-6

Brent Mountain Protected Area (M.U. 8-8)

Brim River Hot Springs Protected Area (M.U. 6-3)

Brooks Peninsula Park (M.U. 1-12)

Browne Lake Park (M.U. 8-10)

Bugaboo Park (M.U. 4-34)

Bulkley Junction Park (M.U. 6-30)

Burnie River Protected Area (M.U. 6-9)

Burns Lake Park (M.U. 6-04)

Burnt Bridge Creek Conservancy (M.U. 1-14)

Buse Lake Protected Area (M.U. 3-20)

Butler Ridge Park (M.U. 7-35)

Caligata Lake Park (M.U. 3-40)

Cape Scott Park including the drainage areas of the Nahwitti Shushartie (M.U. 1-13)

Carmanah Walbran Park (M.U. 1-3)

Carp Lake Park (M.U. 7-24)

Carter Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Cascade Recreation Area (M.U. 8-5)

Cascade-Sutslem Conservancy (M.U. 1-5)

Catala Island Marine Park (M.U. 1-12)

Catto Creek Conservancy (M.U. 1-5)

Cetan/Thurston Bay Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Chase Park (M.U. 7-38)

Chasm Park (M.U. 3-30)

Chu Chua Cottonwood Park (M.U.s 3-26, 3-38)

Chukachida Protected Area (M.U. 6-19, 6-20)

Claud Elliott Park (M.U. 1-10)

Clayoquot Arm Park (M.U. 1-8)

Clayoquot Plateau Park (M.U. 1-8)

Clayton Falls Conservancy (M.U.s 1-13, 1-14)

Close-To-The-Edge Park (M.U. 7-18)

Close-To-The-Edge Protected Area (M.U. 7-18)

Clyak Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Codville Lagoon Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Cornwall Hills Park (M.U. 3-17)

Crab Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Craig Headwaters Protected Area (M.U. 6-21)

Cranstown Point Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Cummins Lakes Park (M.U. 4-40)

Cummins River Protected Area (M.U. 4-40)

Daawuuxusda Conservancy (M.U.s 6-12, 6-13)

Dahl Lake Park — Henry and Chuk Lakes addition only (M.U. 7-12)

Dala-Kildala Rivers Estuaries Park (M.U. 6-3)

Dall River Old Growth Park (M.U. 7-52)

Damaxyaa Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Damdochax Protected Area (M.U. 6-17)

Dawley Passage Park (M.U. 1-8)

Dean River Conservancy (M.U.s 5-8, 5-9, 5-10)

Dean River Corridor Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Denetiah Corridor Protected Area (M.U. 7-51)

Denetiah Park (M.U. 7-52)

Denison-Bonneau Park (M.U. 8-23)

Desolation Sound Marine Park (M.U. 2-12)

Dune Za Keyih Park (M.U. 7-51, 7-52)

Dune Za Keyih Protected Area (M.U. 7-51)

Dunn Peak Protected Area (M.U.s 3-38, 3-39)

Duu Guusd Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Dzawadi/Klinaklini Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Dzawadi/Upper Klinaklini River Conservancy (M.U.s 1-15, 5-6, 5-11)

Eagle Bay Park (M.U. 6-3)

Eakin Creek Canyon Park (M.U. 3-28)

Eakin Creek Floodplains Park (M.U.s 3-28, 3-29)

Ecstall Headwaters Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ecstall-Sparkling Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ecstall-Spoksuut Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ed Bird-Estella Park (M.U. 7-40)

Edge Hills Park (M.U. 3-31)

Ekwan Lake Protected Area (M.U. 7-56)

Elephant Hill Park (M.U.s 3-17, 3-30)

Elk Lakes Park (M.U. 4-23)

Ellerslie-Roscoe Conservancy (M.U. 5-8, 5-11)

Emar Lakes Park (M.U. 3-39)

Emily Lake Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Enderby Cliffs Park (M.U. 8-6)

English Lake Park (M.U. 3-34)

Entiako Park (M.U. 6-1)

Entiako Protected Area (M.U. 6-1)

Epper Passage Park (M.U. 1-8)

Epsom Park (M.U. 3-17)

Erg Mountain Park (M.U. 7-5)

Eskers Park — Taginchil Lake addition only (M.U. 7-15)

Esté-tiwilh/Sigurd Creek Conservancy (M.U. 2-6)

Ethelda Bay — Tennant Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Europa Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Evanoff Park (M.U. 7-17)

Exchamsiks River Protected Area (M.U. 6-15)

Finger-Tatuk Park (M.U. 7-11)

Finlay-Russel Park (M.U.s 7-39, 7-40)

Finlay-Russel Protected Area (M.U.s 7-39, 7-40)

Finn Creek Park (M.U.s 3-40, 3-41)

Flores Island Park (M.U. 1-8)

Foch-Gilttoyees Park (M.U. 6-11)

Foch-Gilttoyees Protected Area (M.U. 6-11)

Fort George Canyon Park (M.U.s 7-9, 7-10)

Forward Harbour/ƛǝxwǝyǝm Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Foster Arm Protected Area (M.U. 7-2)

Francois Lake Park (M.U. 6-4)

Francois Lake Protected Area (M.U. 6-4)

Fraser River Park (M.U. 7-10)

Gibson Marine Park (M.U. 1-8)

Gilnockie Park (M.U. 4-4)

Gilpin Grasslands Park (M.U. 8-15)

Giscome Portage Trail Protected Area (M.U. 7-24)

Gitnadoiks River Park (M.U. 6-10)

Gitnadoiks River Protected Area (M.U. 6-10)

Gitxaała Nii Łuutiksm/Kitkatla Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Goat Cove Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

God's Pocket Marine Park (M.U. 1-13)

Goguka Creek Protected Area (M.U. 7-48)

Gold Muchalat Park (M.U. 1-9)

Goose Bay Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Graham-Laurier Park (M.U.s 7-36, 7-43)

Great Glacier Park (M.U. 6-22)

Greenbush Lake Protected Area (M.U. 8-23)

Greenstone Mountain Park (M.U. 3-19)

Gunboat Harbour Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Gwillim Lake Park — that portion which does not drain into Gwillam Lake only (M.U.s 7-21, 7-22)

Hai Lake — Mount Herman Park (M.U. 6-11)

Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Harbour Dudgeon Lakes Park (M.U. 3-42)

Harry Lake Aspen Park (M.U. 3-17)

Hay River Protected Area (M.U. 7-56)

Heather-Dina Lakes Park (M.U. 7-30)

Height of the Rockies Park (M.U.s 4-23, 4-24, 4-25)

Hesquiat Lake Park (M.U. 1-8)

Hesquiat Peninsula Park (M.U. 1-8)

Hǝnλǝmdzi Mǝkola/Yorke Island Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

High Lakes Basin Park (M.U. 3-30)

Hole-in-the-Wall Park (M.U. 7-22)

Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area (M.U. 7-3)

Horneline Creek Park (M.U. 7-51)

Hotsprings-No Name Creek Conservancy (M.U.s 1-15, 5-6, 5-11)

Huchsduwachsdu Nuyem Jees/Kitlope Heritage Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Hunwadi/Ahnuhati — Bald Conservancy (M.U.s 1-14, 1-15)

I7loqaw7/100 Lakes Plateau Conservancy (M.U.s 2-6, 2-11)

Jackman Flats Park (M.U. 7-2)

Jackpine Remnant Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Jesse Falls Protected Area (M.U. 6-11)

Jump Across Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Kakwa Park (M.U.s 7-18, 7-19)

Kakwa Recreation Area (M.U.s 7-18, 7-19)

Kalamalka Lake Park (addition) (M.U. 8-22)

Kamdis Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Kamdis Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

K'distsausk/Turtle Point Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kennedy Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Khtada Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Khutzeymateen Inlet Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Khutzeymateen Inlet West Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Khutzeymateen Park (M.U. 6-14)

Khyex Conservancy (M.U. 6-15)

Kianuko Park (M.U. 4-6)

Kikomun Creek Park (M.U. 4-22)

Kilbella Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Kimsquit Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Kingfisher Creek Park (M.U. 8-25)

Kiskatinaw River Park (M.U. 7-33)

Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kitimat River Park (M.U. 6-11)

Kitsumkalum Lake North Protected Area (M.U. 6-15)

Kitwanga Mountain Park (M.U. 6-15)

Klewnuggit Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

K'lgaan/Klekane Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Klin-se-za Park (M.U. 7-31)

Klua Lakes Protected Area (M.U. 7-48)

K'Mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

K'nabiyaaxl/Ashdown Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

K'ootz/Khutze Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kotcho Lake Village Site Park (M.U. 7-56)

Ksgaxl/Stephens Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Ksi X'anmaas Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Ksi Xts'at'kw/Stagoo Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Kt'ii/Racey Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

K'tisgaidz/MacDonald Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Kts'mkta'ani/Union Lake Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Kunalas Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

K'uuna Gwaay Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

K'waal Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Kwadacha Wilderness Park (M.U.s 7-41, 7-42, 7-50)

Kwatna Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

K'zuzált/Twin Two Conservancy (M.U. 2-10)

Lac du Bois Grasslands Park (M.U.s 3-28, 3-29)

Lady Douglas — Don Peninsula Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Lakelse Wetlands Park (M.U. 6-11)

Larcom Lagoon Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Lava Forks Park (M.U. 6-21)

Lax Ka'Gaas/Campania Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Lax Kul Nii Łuutiksm/Bonilla Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Lax Kwaxl/Dundas and Melville Islands Conservancy (M.U. 6-10)

Lax Kwil Dziidz/Fin Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Liard River Corridor Park (M.U.s 7-53, 7-54)

Liard River Corridor Protected Area (M.U.s 7-49, 7-53, 7-54)

Liard River West Corridor Park (M.U.s 7-53, 7-54)

Little Andrews Bay Park (M.U. 6-4)

Lockhart — Gordon Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Long Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Lower Nimpkish Park (M.U. 1-11)

Lower Raush Protected Area (M.U. 7-4)

Lower Skeena River Park (M.U. 6-10)

Lucy Islands Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Lundmark Bog Protected Area (M.U. 6-15)

Machmell Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Mahpahkum-Ahḱwuná/Deserters-Walker Conservancy (M.U.s 1-13, 1-14)

Main Lake Park (M.U. 1-15)

Manzanita Cove Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Mara Meadows Park (M.U. 6-11)

Marble Range Park (M.U. 3-31)

Marble River Park (M.U. 1-13)

Maxhamish Lake Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Maxtaktsm'aa/Union Passage Conservancy (M.U. 6-10)

McConnel Lake Park (M.U. 3-19)

Mehatl Creek Park (M.U. 3-15)

Milligan Hills Park (M.U.s 7-46, 7-47)

Moksgm'ol/Chapple — Cornwall Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Momich Lakes Park (M.U. 3-37)

Monashee Park — addition only (M.U. 8-23)

Monckton Nii Łuutiksm Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Monkman Park — that portion in M.U. 7-18 only

Morice Lake Park (M.U. 6-9)

Mount Assiniboine Park (M.U. 4-25)

Mount Blanchet Park (M.U. 7-27)

Mount Edziza Park (M.U. 6-21)

Mount Griffin Park (M.U.s 8-24, 3-34)

Mount Pope Park (M.U. 7-25)

Mount Robson Park — Swift Current Creek addition only (M.U. 7-13)

Mount Savona Park (M.U. 3-18)

Mud Lake Delta Park (M.U. 3-43)

Mudzenchoot Park (M.U. 7-28)

Muncho Lake Park (M.U.s 7-51, 7-54)

Muscovite Lakes Park (M.U. 7-29)

Myra-Bellevue Park (M.U.s 8-10, 8-12)

Myra-Bellevue Protected Area (M.U. 8-10)

Nadina Mountain Park (M.U. 6-9)

Nahatlatch Park (M.U. 3-15)

Nahatlatch Protected Area (M.U. 3-15)

Nalbeelah Creek Wetlands Park (M.U. 6-3)

Namu Conservancy (M.U.s 6-10, 6-11, 6-14)

Namu Corridor Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

Nang Xaldangaas Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Nanika-Kidprice Park (M.U. 6-9)

Nation Lakes Park (M.U. 7-28)

Nechako Canyon Protected Area (M.U. 7-12)

Neğiƛ/Nekite Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Netalzul Meadows Park (M.U. 6-8)

Nilkitkwa Lake Park (M.U. 6-8)

Nimpkish Lake Park (M.U. 1-11)

Ningunsaw Park (M.U. 6-21)

Nlháxten/Cerise Creek Conservancy (M.U.s 2-10, 3-16)

Nooseneck Conservancy (M.U. 6-14)

North Spit Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

North Thompson Islands Park (M.U. 3-38)

North Thompson Oxbows East Park (M.U. 3-44)

North Thompson Oxbows Manteau Park (M.U. 3-44)

Northern Rocky Mountains Park (M.U.s 7-42, 7-50, 7-51)

Northern Rocky Mountains Protected Area (M.U. 7-50)

Nuchatlitz Park (M.U. 1-12)

Octopus Islands Marine Park (M.U. 1-l5)

Old Man Lake Park (M.U. 6-9)

Omineca Park (M.U.s 7-29, 7-38)

Omineca Protected Area (M.U. 7-38)

Oregon Jack Park (M.U. 3-17)

Outer Central Coast Islands Conservancy (M.U. 5-9)

Owikeno Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Owyacumish River Park (M.U. 6-3)

Pa-aat Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Painted Bluffs Park (M.U. 3-39)

Pałǝmin/Estero Basin Conservancy (M.U. 2-15)

Peace River Corridor Park (M.U. 7-33)

Pennask Creek Park (M.U. 3-12)

Penrose — Ripon Conservancy (M.U. 5-8)

Phillips Estuary/Ɂnacinuxw Conservancy (M.U. 2-15)

Pillar Park (M.U. 3-26)

Pine Le Moray Park (M.U. 7-22)

Pine River Breaks Park (M.U. 7-21)

Pink Mountain Park (M.U. 7-58)

Pitman River Protected Area (M.U. 6-19)

Pooley Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Porcupine Meadows Park (M.U.s 3-28, 3-29)

Port Arthur Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Portage Brule Rapids Protected Area (M.U. 7-53)

Prophet River Hotsprings Park (M.U. 7-42)

Ptarmigan Creek Park (M.U. 7-5)

Ptarmigan Protected Area (M.U. 7-5)

Pukeashun Park (M.U. 3-36)

Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Corridor Protected Area (M.U. 4-26)

Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Park (M.U.s 4-19, 4-20, 4-26)

Purden Lake Park addition only (M.U. 7-7)

Pyramid Creek Falls Park (M.U. 3-42)

Q'altanaas/Aaltanhash Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Quatsino Park (M.U. 1-13)

Qudǝs/Gillard — Jimmy Judd Island Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Qwalímak/Upper Birkenhead Conservancy (M.U.s 2-11, 3-33)

Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Rainbow Alley Park (M.U. 6-8)

Redfern-Keily Park (M.U. 7-42)

Rescue Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Restoration Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-6)

Roche Lake Park (M.U. 3-20)

Rubyrock Lake Park (M.U.s 7-25, 7-26)

Sanctuary Bay Conservancy (M.U. 6-8)

Sand Point Conservancy (M.U. 6-6)

Sandy Island Park (M.U. 1-6)

Scatter River Old Growth Park (M.U.s 7-53, 7-54)

Schoen Lake Park (M.U.s 1-10, 1-11)

Seven Sisters Park (M.U. 6-9)

Seven Sisters Protected Area (M.U. 6-9)

Sgaay Taw Siiwaay K'adjuu Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Shearwater Hot Springs Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Sheemahant Conservancy (M.U. 5-7)

Shuswap River Islands Park (M.U. 8-25)

Sikanni Chief Canyon Park (M.U.s 7-45, 7-47, 7-48)

Sikanni Chief Falls Protected Area (M.U.s 7-42, 7-57)

Sikanni Old Growth Park (M.U.s 7-47, 7-48)

Simpson Lake East Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Six Mile Hill Protected Area (M.U. 3-19)

Skeena Bank Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Skookumchuck Rapids Park (M.U. 8-25)

Sleeping Beauty Mountain Park (M.U. 6-15)

Slim Creek Park (M.U. 7-5)

Small River Caves Park (M.U. 7-3)

Smith River Falls-Fort Halkett Park (M.U. 7-53)

Smithers Island Conservancy (M.U. 6-3)

Snowy Protected Area (M.U. 8-3)

Sooke Mountain Park (M.U. 1-2)

South Okanagan Grasslands Protected Area (M.U.s 8-1, 8-2)

Spatsizi Headwaters Park (M.U. 6-20)

Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park (M.U. 6-20)

Spruce Lake Protected Area (M.U. 3-32)

Stair Creek Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

St. Mary's Alpine Park (M.U. 4-20)

Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park (M.U. 3-16)

Stikine River Park (M.U.s 6-19, 6-20, 6-21, 6-22)

Stone Mountain Park (M.U.s 7-50, 7-51, 7-54)

Strathcona Park — McBride Creek addition only (M.U. 1-7)

Strathcona Park — Megin Creek addition only (M.U. 1-8)

Stuart Lake Marine Park (M.U. 7-25)

Stuart Lake Park (M.U. 7-25)

Stuart River Park (M.U.s 7-13, 7-15)

Sue Channel Park (M.U. 6-3)

Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Park (M.U.s 7-5, 7-7, 7-17)

Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Protected Area (M.U.s 7-5, 7-7, 7-17)

Sulphur Passage Park (M.U. 1-8)

Sustut Park (M.U. 6-18, 7-38)

Sustut Protected Area (M.U. 6-18)

Sutherland River Park (M.U. 6-6)

Sutherland River Protected Area (M.U. 6-6)

Swan Creek Protected Area (M.U. 6-9)

Swan Lake Kispiox River Park (M.U. 6-30)

Sydney Inlet Park (M.U. 1-8)

Tahsish-Kwois Park (M.U. 1-12)

Takla Lake Marine Park — Takla West Site (M.U. 7-27)

Takla Lake Marine Park — White Bluff Site (M.U. 7-27)

Tatlatui Park (M.U. 7-39)

Tatshenshini-Alsek Park (M.U. 6-29)

Taweel Park (M.U. 3-39)

Tazdli Wyiez Bin/Burnie-Shea Park (M.U. 6-9)

Thinahtea North Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Thinahtea South Protected Area (M.U. 7-55)

Thorsen Creek Conservancy (M.U. 6-11)

Three Sisters Lakes Park (M.U. 7-9)

Thulme Falls Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Thurston Bay Marine Park (M.U. 1-15)

Tlall Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Toad River Hot Springs Park (M.U. 7-54)

Todagin South Slope Park (M.U. 6-20)

Top of the World Park (M.U.s 4-21, 4-22)

Tranquil Creek Park (M.U. 1-8)

Trembleur Lake Park (M.U. 7-26)

Trepanier Park (M.U. 8-8, 3-12)

Troup Passage Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Tsintsunko Lakes Park (M.U. 3-29)

Tunkwa Park (M.U. 3-18)

Tuya Mountains Park (M.U. 6-22)

Tweedsmuir Corridor Protected Area (M.U. 6-2)

Tweedsmuir Park — that portion in M.U. 6-1, 6-2

Ugwiwey/Cape Caution — Blunden Bay Conservancy (M.U.s 1-14, 5-7)

Ugwiwey/Cape Caution Conservancy (M.U.s 1-14, 5-7)

Uncha Mountain Red Hills Park (M.U. 6-4)

Upper Adams River Park (M.U.s 3-37, 3-42)

Upper Elaho Valley Conservancy (M.U.s 2-6, 2-11)

Upper Kimsquit Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Upper Raush Protected Area (M.U. 7-4)

Upper Rogers Kólii7 Conservancy (M.U.s 2-10, 3-15, 3-16)

Upper Seymour River Park (M.U. 3-36)

Upper Violet Creek Park (M.U.s 3-26, 8-26)

Vargas Island Park (M.U. 1-8)

Vaseux Protected Area (M.U. 8-1)

Wahkash Point Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Wakeman Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Wales Harbour Conservancy (M.U. 6-12)

Walhachin Oxbows Park (M.U. 3-18)

Wap Creek Park (M.U. 6-12)

Wapiti Lake Park (M.U. 7-19)

Ẁaẁley/Seymour Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-14)

Wells Gray Park (M.U. 3-39)

West Twin Park (M.U.s 7-3, 7-5)

West Twin Protected Area (M.U.s 7-3, 7-5)

White Lake Grassland Protected Area (M.U. 8-1)

White Ridge Park (M.U. 1-9)

Wilkinson-Wright Bay Conservancy (M.U.s 6-6, 6-8)

Windermere Lake Park (M.U. 4-26)

Winter Inlet Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Wire Cache Park (M.U. 3-41)

Woodworth Lake Conservancy (M.U. 8-23)

Woss Lake Park (M.U. 1-11)

Wrinkly Face Park (M.U. 8-10)

XwaḱwǝɁnaxdǝɁma/Stafford Estuary Conservancy (M.U. 1-15)

Yaaguun Gandlaay Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Yaaguun Suu Conservancy (M.U. 6-13)

Zumtela Bay Conservancy (M.U. 8-22).

(5.1) Except during the open season, for the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, a person must not hunt in that portion of Kalamalka Lake Park that on May 28, 2008 formed part of the Kalamalka Lake Protected Area.

(6) For the purpose of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season

(a) between April 1 and September 14 in Naikoon Park (M.U. 6-13),

(b) between June 1 and September 19 in Wells Gray Park (M.U.s 3-40, 3-46),

(c) between April 16 and August 24 in Cathedral Park (M.U. 8-3),

(d) between December 1 and October 31 in Kokanee Glacier Park (M.U.s 4-17, 4-18), and

(e) between April 1 and September 30 in Boya Lake Park (M.U. 6-23).

(f) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 5, s. 2 (d).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 222/2005, s. 5; am. B.C. Regs. 152/2006, s. 7; 215/2006, s. 15; 168/2007, s. 3; 163/2008, App. 5, s. 2; 143/2009, App. 4, ss. 3 and 4; 175/2010, App. 2, s. 5; 80/2012, App 2, s. 7; 72/2014, App. 2, s. 2; 130/2016, App. 2, s. 6; 270/2016, App. 1, s. 1; 169/2020, App. 3, s. 9.]

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