Limited Entry Hunting
Limited Entry Hunting (LEH)
To review the results of your application click here to sign in to the BC Hunting online service.
Please note: The Special Mountain Sheep Resident Draw for 2019 hunt is not open for applications. This draw will open for applications in the summer of 2018. For more information, please see the 2018/2019 Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis.
About Limited Entry Hunting
There are two types of hunting seasons available to licensed hunters in British Columbia: general open seasons (GOS) and limited entry hunting (LEH). General open seasons are open to all licensed hunters, and harvest is managed through season length, restrictions on class of animal and bag limits.
Limited entry hunting gives wildlife managers the ability to more closely control the number of hunters that can hunt a species, or class of species, in a specific area and during a specific time, and is generally in place when additional control, beyond what is feasible through a GOS, is required. The province has substantial hunting opportunities through both GOS and LEH, and the use of each system provides a balance of hunting opportunities in the best interest of the public and the resource.
LEH draws are random. The previous year's odds are published beside each hunt to give an indication of the likelihood of a successful application, but this is not a guarantee of success.
Successful applicants have their chances reduced in subsequent draws in order to improve the chances of those who have been unsuccessful.
For further details about LEH in British Columbia:
- How Limited Entry Hunting Works (PDF, 197KB)
- Important information about LEH online applications
- Applying for Group/Shared hunts
- If you receive an LEH authorization, please click here to review the appropriate Zone Map
June 19, 2018