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Hunting licences go online

Hunters in the province can now buy licenses online.

B.C. hunters now have the added convenience of buying their hunting licences online.

Licences will still be available at Service BC locations, and participating sporting goods stores, and as of May 15, hunting licences will also be available at FrontCounter BC locations.

“Paper versions of resident hunting licences and other non-species licences (youth, initiation and special area licences) will be eliminated,” states a government release.

The species licences are also being redesigned. All types of species licences purchased online will be mailed to the applicants. However, they can also be purchased and obtained immediately at Service BC and FrontCounter BC locations.

Hunters must carry photo identification and their species licence at all times while hunting, and must cancel the licence by notching it as soon as they harvest an animal. Effective April 10, Conservation officers will be able to check a hunter’s registry and licensing information in the field by using a new mobile phone app.

To purchase a hunting licence, using the new online system, hunters will first need a basic BCeID, which allows online users access to a wide range of provincial government programs and services. The BCeID provides access to individual fish and wildlife profiles on the B.C. Hunting online service. Hunters also need a Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID) to buy hunting licences. The FWID replaces the old B.C. resident hunter number card and is permanently linked to a hunter’s personal Fish and Wildlife online profile, which contains details about hunter credentials, licences and LEH applications. Hunters must also know or carry their FWID while hunting.

For those who already have a hunter number, the new FWID will be the same number with three extra digits at the front end. FWIDs can be obtained online, or from any Service BC or FrontCounter BC location.

For more information, go to www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.

 

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