Hunting Sales Statistics 2005 to Current

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Wildlife and Habitat
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

The Hunting Sales Statistics annual dataset provides the number of hunting licences sold in British Columbia each licence year. The data is currently collected through the BC Hunting Online licencing system and includes sales of hunting licences (basic, species and special area) and Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) applications. Sales are summarized by:
- Residency: Hunter residency type (Resident or Non-Resident)
- Product Type: Category of licence type (csv only)
- Licence Type: Description of licence
- Licence Year (LY): April 1 - March 31 (e.g. LY05/06 is April 1, 2005- March 31, 2006)

Data and Resources

Additional Information

Data Quality

Licence Sales:
- Refunded or voided licences are not included in the sales figures.

Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) Application Sales:
- Prior to 15/16, LEH applications were paper-based. Hunters could purchase as many paper applications as they chose and submit only a select number of them. For this reason, the values for these years represents the number of LEH applications sold, not the number of LEH applications submitted.
- In 16/17, LEH applications moved into the BC Hunting Online system. Hunters only purchase LEH applications that are submitted. The values represent the number of LEH applications sold and submitted.
- Refunded applications are not included in the sales figures.
- LEH application sales include the fall and spring draws that occur within a given fiscal year.

Lineage Statement

Licence Sales:
- Data for 05/06 to 16/17 are from Financial Services Branch based on sales transactions from the eGarms system.
- Data for 17/18 to present are from the BC Hunting Online licencing system.

Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) Application Sales:
- Data for 05/06 to 15/16 are from Financial Services Branch based on sales transactions from the eGarms system.
- Data for 16/17 to present are from the BC Hunting Online licencing system.

More Information

Contact Information

NameKaitlyn Schurmann (pointOfContact)
Emailkaitlyn.schurmann@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationWildlife and Habitat
NameSarah McKinnon (pointOfContact)
Emailsarah.mckinnon@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationWildlife and Habitat

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2020-07-07
Record Last Modified 2021-01-13
Resource Status onGoing