BIG GAME HUNT SPECIES IN BC

18 Big Game Species for Hunting in BC

  • Mountain Goat
    Mountain Goat
    The natural range of the mountain goat includes southern Alaska and Yukon, British Columbia, northern Idaho, northwest Montana and...
  • Grizzly Bear
    Grizzly Bear
    Grizzly bears are the second largest land carnivore in North America. They are widely distributed throughout the Yukon and...
  • Rocky Mountain Elk
    Rocky Mountain Elk
    Rocky Mountain Elk
    Elk have a golden brown coat during the summer and a longer, grayish brown coat during the winter. Their...
  • Bighorn Sheep
    Bighorn Sheep
    Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep are more widely distributed throughout the United States than Canada and are noted for their...
  • Moose
    Canada Moose
    Canada Moose
    In North America, the Canada moose (Alces alces andersoni) subspecies is exceeded in size only by the Alaska Yukon...
  • Whitetail Deer
    White Tailed Deer
    White Tailed Deer
    Deer are the most abundant big game animal in North America. Mule deer have the widest distribution throughout British...
  • North American Bison
    Bison
    Bison
    The North American bison, mistakenly called “buffalo” by the early settlers, evolved into two subspecies: the wood bison and...
  • Cougar or Mountain Lion
    Cougar
    Cougar
    The cougar mainly preys on deer, but may also prey on bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, moose, beaver, porcupine,...
  • Caribou in BC
    Caribou
    Caribou
    In Canada there are three subspecies of caribou: peary caribou, woodland caribou and barren ground caribou.
  • California Bighorn Sheep
    California Bighorn Sheep
    California Bighorn Sheep
    The horns of a California bighorn have more of an outward flare than those of the Rocky Mountain bighorn.
  • Dall's Sheep
    Dall's Sheep
    Dall's Sheep
    Dall’s sheep live in parts of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and the extreme northwestern corner of BC.
  • Stone Sheep
    Stone Sheep
    Stone Sheep
    Stone’s sheep occur throughout northern BC and the Yukon. Where the two ranges meet in southern Yukon and parts...

Other Species for Hunted in BC

  • Canada Lynx
    Canada Lynx
    Canada Lynx
    Lynx are a medium-sized cat with long legs, huge paws and protruding ears tipped with black hairs. The long...
  • Bobcat
    Bobcat
    Bobcat
    Bobcats generally have tawny coats that vary with the seasons. Their winter coat is usually a dull gray...
  • Gray Wolf
    Gray Wolf
    Gray Wolf
    The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf, prefers the open tundra and forests of British...
  • Wolverine
    Wolverine
    Wolverine
    Wolverines are fierce animals. They have strong, sharp teeth and semi-retractable claws that they use for digging, climbing and...