Topics of Interest

Resident Hunters Across the Province Frustrated with BC Government

Volunteers often represent resident anglers’ and hunters’ interests on government-initiated committees. The volunteers acting on your behalf as a resident often do this at large personal expense, both monetary, and in terms of the time commitment. The volunteers who represent resident hunters and anglers are not asking to be paid for their work, but they […]

Excuses not good enough for hunters

Letters to the Editor 100 Mile House Free Press August 18, 2009

In the Aug. 5 article, “Ministry Explains Hunting Regs” by Joan Silver, the Ministry of Environment claims that “if there was an open season on immature bull moose [spike-fork], it is expected hunting pressure would be high and harvest may not be […]

Hunters up in arms over new hunting regs

By Joan Silver 100 Mile House Free Press

July 28, 2009

Local hunters are upset with this year’s hunting regulations.

Jude Dion, Exeter Sporting Goods owner, called the regs “ridiculous” and totally one-sided.

“We can kill them on the highway but it’s not okay to eat them,” he said.

He said the new […]

Privatization of Resource Puts Public Fishery in Jeopardy

BCWF Press Release February 20, 2009

Vancouver – “The decision of past federal Ministers of Fisheries to restrict the public fishery to a mere 12% of the total allowable catch (TAC) of halibut for the recreational fishery will result in significant reductions in limits and fishing time for anglers in 2009. This decision will […]

Halibut: The Executive Study

History – ITQ or “ Defined Shares”

1) For reasons of safety at sea and market stability for commercial fishermen, DFO introduced an individual vessel quota system (IVQ) some years ago in which each license holder received a share of the Canadian Total Allowable Catch (TAC) based on the average of his/her landings over a […]