Limited Entry Hunting Zone Boundaries 1:20,000

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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

This dataset contains boundary lines of LEH Zones. 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 BC who legally possesses a BC Resident Hunter Number.The purpose of Limited Entry Hunting is to achieve wildlife management objectives without resorting to such measures as shortening seasons or completely closing areas. It is only introduced where it has become necessary to limit the number of hunters, limit the number of animals that may be taken, or limit the harvest to a certain class of animal.The Zones are valid during the hunting season, and changes are made effective July 1st of each yeary. Some zones change frequently, some change rarely

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


Portrayal of extents and boundaries of limited entry hunting zones.

Lineage Statement

Captured from paper maps.

Contact Information

NameRob Gowan (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameStephen MacIver (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationFish, Wildlife and Habitat Management
NameJennifer Psyllakis (custodian)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationFish, Wildlife and Habitat Management

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2020-09-18
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: WAALEH_BDY
Comments: Limited Entry Hunting Boundaries (LTD ENTRY HUNTING BNDRY SP) are the Geographical line features that define the edge of the Limited Entry Hunting Zone Polygons. These lines delineate the Limited Entry Hunting Zone polygons. This is a multipart feature class.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
LTD_ENTRY_HUNTING_BNDRY_ID LEH_BDY_ID NUMBER 10 LTD ENTRY HUNTING BNDRY ID is the Primary unique numeric identifier for a feature.
FEATURE_CODE FEAT_CODE VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE is a standard alphanumeric code to identify the type of feature represented by the spatial data. A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition. For example, the code GB15300120 on a digital geographic feature links it to the name "Lake - Dry" with the definition "A lake bed from which all water has drained or evaporated." The feature code does NOT mark when it was digitized, what dataset it belongs to, how accurate it is, what it should look like when plotted, or who is responsible for updating it. It only says what it represents in the real world. It also doesn't even matter how the lake is represented. If it is a very small lake, it may be stored as a point feature. If it is large enough to have a shape at the scale of data capture, it may be stored as an outline, or a closed polygon. The same feature code still links it to the same definition.
LEH_BOUNDARY_DEFINITION LEH_BDYDEF VARCHAR2 200 LEH BOUNDARY DEFINITION is the Name or description of a Geographical Feature that defines this edge of the Limited Entry Hunting Zone(LEH).
EFFECTIVE_DATE EFFCTV_DAT DATE 7 EFFECTIVE DATE is the date that the zone was first valid.
EXPIRY_DATE EXPIRY_DAT DATE 7 EXPIRY DATE is the last day that the zone was valid. The value is set to NULL if the zone is still valid. To retrieve all currently valid zones, select zones where EXPIRY_DATE is NULL.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.