Topics of Interest

Whatever Happened to Resident Hunting Priority?

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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 […]


July 6, 2009

An interesting information bulletin from the Ministry of Environment with an announcement of more bear hunting closures. These closures have been decided through consultation with First Nations but with absolutely no consultation, since government adjusted membership at the Land Use Plans, with the BC Wildlife Federation, The BC Trappers or the Guide-Outfitters. […]

Improved Management Proposal for Wild Steelhead in the Yakoun River

Submitted by the Port Clements Rod & Gun Club and endorsed by the B.C.Wildlife Federations “Inland Fisheries Committee” and “Tidal Water Fisheries Committee.”

The Ministry of Environment states that they do not have the funds to administer proper monitoring or enforcement to provide for retention fisheries on Wild Steelhead.

The direction set out in the […]