The 2013/2014 Limited Entry Draw Results!
The 2013/2014 Limited Entry Hunting Draw Has Been Run!
The draw was run at 1:30 a.m. on July 16 and the results are now available (as of the afternoon of July 16, 2009).
Draw results are being mailed and should be received by late July. If you do not receive notification of your results, please call the Fish and Wildlife Branch and we will look into it for you. Please read your results carefully – every year a few hunters throw away Limited Entry authorizations because they mistakenly thought they were not drawn.
You can check your draw results by clicking this link. Search for your draw results by entering your Hunter Number into the box provided and pressing "submit".
- If you are successful, your hunt(s) will be listed by Hunt Code(s)*.
- If you are unsuccessful, "NIL" will appear in the Hunt Code area.
*(Please refer to LEH Synopsis for Hunt Code Descriptions.)
If you have any questions, you may contact the LEH Office at:
250-356-5142 or lehunt@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca
We regret that First Nation hunters may not be able to check their Limited Entry draw results on this website. For protection of privacy reasons, access to draw results is by British Columbia resident hunter number only. The use of the hunter number rather than the hunter's name is intended to prevent access to draw results by anyone other than the person who applied for the draw. First Nation hunters who do not have a resident hunter number may check their draw results by contacting the Fish and Wildlife Branch at 250-356-5142.
Success in the Draw
Success in the Limited Entry draw is simply a matter of random luck. The odds that are published beside each hunt give an indication of the likelihood of a successful application, but they do not guarantee anything. For example, odds of 3 to 1 suggest that one out of three applicants will be drawn, but for any one person, this is not a sure thing. With such odds, an individual could be lucky and be drawn twice in three tries or be unlucky and apply for eight straight years without success.
Contrary to the beliefs of many, repeat success in the Limited Entry draw is actually quite low. Successful applicants have their chances reduced in subsequent draws in order to improve the chances of those who have been unsuccessful. In most cases of repeated success, an applicant has been applying for very lightly subscribed hunts.
If you have lost a Limited Entry Hunting authorization, a duplicate can be issued to you at most Service BC Offices free of charge.
The 2013/2014 Limited Entry Hunting Regulations Synopsis is now available.
Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) are hunting opportunities created via a "lottery", and the details are found in the LEH Synopsis. Participation in the LEH draw is available to any resident of B.C. who legally possesses a B.C. Resident Hunter Number.
The purpose of Limited Entry Hunting is to achieve wildlife management objectives without resorting to such measures as shorteningseasons or completely closing areas. It is onlyintroduced where it has become necessary to limit the number of hunters, limit thenumber of animals that may be taken, or limit the harvest to a certain "class" of animal.
View Limited Entry Hunting Kootenay Elk maps
View Limited Entry Hunting Maps for Region 8 – Okanagan
To find out more, please download:
How the Limited Entry Hunting System Works [PDF 95KB]
If you have any questions about Limited Entry Hunting, contact the LEH office at: 250 356-5142