How to apply for the new BC LEH online

Well, with change comes trouble. But I am sure in the long run, the new BC LEH online system will be better than mailing in our cards of past that could be mishandled, lost, or destroyed. I am sure there are a lot of hunters in British Columbia that do not even have computer access ,so this new system will pose problems for them, and I do have empathy for those in that situation. But here is how you get started on the new BC LEH online system:

Step 1: Apply for a BCeID. Which is just an electronic ID to sign in with.
https://www.bceid.ca/register/personal/

You will need to present legal documents/ID like a drivers license at a BCeID Point of Service Office Location.

Click here to find one closest to you:

https://www.bceid.ca/register/POS/pos_locator.aspx?type=personal

Once you have chosen your BCeID and password, you can log in here:

https://logon.gov.bc.ca/clp-cgi/capBceid/logon.cgi?flags=0011:0,8&TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-53680be9-dbab-4eae-9911-8d32e4e84e8f&GUID=&SMAUTHREASON=0&METHOD=GET&SMAGENTNAME=$SM$opOj4rPInHHvA02LI6UTQwEl3oubRofuprH882EqZCTkqLosSIpRu%2fR7WDq1MmJP&TARGET=$SM$https%3a%2f%2fj100%2egov%2ebc%2eca%2fcit%2fwild%2f

Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD.

Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD.

BC LEH now online

It is about time British Columbia got online with their Hunting Lottery system. Alberta has had their system online for years. I am happy about this as it will streamline the whole process as well as eliminate the rumour mill surrounding the BC LEH draw.

Hunter
 Registration
 and the
 Limited
 Entry
 Hunting
 (LEH)
Application
 Process 
Are
 Changing. The
 Province
 will 
introduce
 a
new
 online
 system
 for 
hunters
 in 
2016, 
making 
it 
easier
 for 
you 
to
register
 and
 apply 
for 
Limited 
Entry
 Hunting
 (LEH)
 permits.
 You
 can
submit
 LEH
 applications 
online
 at
 home 
or 
at 
a
 Service
BC,
FrontCounter
BC,
 or
 vendor 
location.
 The 
online 
service
 will 
be 
available 
for 
the 
Fall 
2016 
LEH
 Draw. 
More 
information 
will 
be
provided 
in 
the 
2016‐2017 
Limited 
Entry 
Hunting 
Regulations 
Synopsis. You
 can
 no 
longer 
purchase
paper 
application 
forms 
for 
the 
Fall 
2016 
LEH 
Draw
 or 
the 
2016 
Special 
Sheep
 LEH 
Draw. 
Forms 
for
 the
 Spring
 2016 
LEH
 Draw can
 be
 purchased
 only at
 the
following
 locations:

All
 Service 
BC
 locations 
during 
regular 
business 
hours; 
Monday
 to
Friday 
from 
8:30
a.m. 
to 
4:30
p.m. 
  I tried going to Wholesale sports in langley to purchase a LEH card but they were all out and told me to buy them from the Service BC locations.

Note:
You 
do 
not
 need
 a
 hunter
 number
 or 
license 
to purchase
 an
application
 form. If
 you
 have 
already 
purchased 
LEH
 application
forms,
 you
 can
 use
 them
 for
 the 
Spring
 2016
 or 
Fall
 2016
 Draw.
After 
that, 
paper 
application
 forms 
will 
NOT
 be 
accepted.

This bear was harvested using the BC LEH lottery

BCGrizzly

BCGrizzly

 

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/limited-entry-hunting/leh-online-applications

2015 BC LEH Results and Rumours

2015 BC LEH Results and Rumours

Every year there seems to be a set of different stories that run in the circles of BC resident hunters around Limited Entry Draw time. I have heard superstitious people swear by using blue ink, black in, red ink, felt pen etc. I have heard in years past that “anti’s” (Anti-Hunters) have been completing C.O.R.E, getting their hunter numbers, and buying LEH draws so they take chances away from legitimate hunters in the province. This year there was a believable rumour going around that postal workers who were not fond of hunters, would just throw out any LEH draw cards or envelopes addressed to Wildlife Branch on Jutland rd that would pass through their hands. This story made cautious LEH applicants send in their LEH cards in by registered mail or express post insuring no chance of being discarded.

Just in time for spring bear hunting season.

Imagine, having the convenience to bring up the field care chapter, or any other reference material from the entire Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD, while you are in the bush hunting with your mobile device?

Purchase: On iTunes

or on: google play

So what did you put in this year? I put in for the basics, Moose, doe, elk. Last year there was a delay in getting results due to the increase in applicants, I assume this is the case again this year.

Check 2015 BC LEH results here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/resident/leh.html#Status

BC LEH Draw 2014

You better mail your LEH cards to Victoria today if you want to make the 2013 BC limited entry hunting draw deadline. I applied for goat, sheep, mule deer doe, and shared moose.

Just in time for spring bear hunting season.

Imagine, having the convenience to bring up the field care chapter, or any other reference material from the entire Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD, while you are in the bush hunting with your mobile device?

Purchase: On iTunes

or on: google play

BC Limited Entry Hunting Draw 2012

Camouflage Is Always in Season at Tractor Supply Company

Get your draw entries in quick. This year your Limited Entry Hunting draw cards have to reach Victoria BC by May 25th. I put in for a group moose hunt in the interior, antlerless elk in the Kootenays, and mountain sheep. I will let you know how I did. What did you put in?

Well here are the number of authorizations:

Please find the summary of the Limited Entry Draw for 2012.  

 

Number of Authorizations     

Successful Applicants    

0

50645

1

20264

2

3005

3

326

4

30

5

2

I of course was one of the 50,645 that got 0!

 

BC Limited Entry Hunting Results 2011

 

Just wanted to let you know in case you did not know already… The 2011 British Columbia Limited Entry Hunting draw has been run and the results are posted online here:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/resident/leh.html#Status

Unfortunately this “hunter’s christmas” I did not get any of my draws which were for: Moose, Deer, Sheep, and Elk. I hope you all had better luck than me. At least in British Columbia there is a lot of oppertunities for hunting open seasons. I will probably head up to the alpine and hunt some mule deer in the early season and then maybe try for some elk and moose later as the season progresses.

Just in time for spring bear hunting season.

Imagine, having the convenience to bring up the field care chapter, or any other reference material from the entire Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD, while you are in the bush hunting with your mobile device?

Purchase: On iTunes

or on: google play

Bust on Limited Entry Hunting Draws

For the second straight hunting season I got NIL as a result of putting in seven limited entry hunting draws. At least I have a small chance at drawing some tags in Alberta, a very small chance. Luckily I live in British Columbia where there is many general open season oppertunities. I will probably focus September on high country mule deer and elk. Then in October I will tag along my buddy who drew a coveted archery Roosevelt elk draw while I try to tag a blacktail buck. I might try for a spike fork moose somewhere in the interior during October and spend November looking for  rutting mule deer and whitetail bucks. I guess it is not so bad to come up empty handed in the draw when you live in British Columbia as there is ample oppertunity to hunt in the general open season.