Limited Entry Hunting is a lottery-style system for allocating authorizations to hunt a specific type of animal in a specific area at a specific time. Eligibility is limited to B.C. Resident hunters, who may apply by purchasing and submitting a three dollar application form. Applicants may apply for up to different species, but may not apply more then once for the same species. Applications are keypunched, put into a computer file and entered into an unconditional random draw, performed by a computer. Successful applicants are sent authorizations while unsuccessful applicants are duly notified. A final computer file is kept, indicating success or lack of success for each application. Limited Entry Hunting has grown considerably, from 163 applications in 1974 to 65, 673 applications in 1984.
Ministry of Environment. 1984. The Limited Entry Hunting System - An Examination of the Present Basis for Awarding Limited Entry Hunting Authorizations Versus Several Modifying Options. Ministry of Environment