Fishing and Hunting COVID-19 Updates

Fishing and Hunting COVID-19 Updates
As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page will provide updates regarding any changes implemented by the Province related to hunting and fishing activities.

As the Covid-19 situation rapidly evolves, the Resource Stewardship Division within the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development continues to modify our response accordingly. Changes and updates to hunting and angling services as of March 28, 2020 include the following:

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General Information

Licensing Information

Hunting licences and other products continue to be available online through BC Hunting Online. Many hunting licences are electronic only, with no paper copy required. Species licences will be mailed directly to you – expect to receive them within 4 weeks. Please make sure your mailing address is correct and up to date.
Angling licences are also available online through BC Freshwater Fishing. Anglers are not required to hold a paper copy of their licence unless they are fishing for a species where a retention record is required. An unmodified electronic copy on your digital device (i.e. a photo on your phone, tablet, computer, etc.) is acceptable. See Basic Licence Carry and Production Requirements for more details.
Service BC locations are only providing core services and will not be administering hunting or angling services.
FrontCounter BC has closed all in-person locations.
Angling and hunting licences may be available in-person through private vendors who are continuing to operate. It is suggested to call ahead.