Topics of Interest

GOABC: Economic Viability Paper

Paper presented to the Ministry of Environment by the Guide-Outfitters Association of BC.

The Guide Outfitter Industry in British Columbia_Challenges and New Opportunities

A Summary of the New Provincial Allocation Policies and Procedures

The BC Ministry of Environment defines allocation as:

Allocation is the process by which the available harvest of a particular wildlife population is divided amongst consumptive users, after the rights of First Nations have been considered.

The Ministry of Environment has recently updated its policy on the allocation of wildlife harvests, but it is not […]

Sheep on LEH: GOABC tries to throw resident hunters under the bus

The Guide-outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) has requested that the government put all resident sheep hunting opportunities across the Province on LEH (a draw system) or remove all guide-outfitter quotas. This move could put sheep populations at serious risk or it would throw resident hunters under the bus. Either way this is the latest attack […]

Moose Management Inequities In the Kootenay Region

During 1989 and 1990 moose calf recruitment in the Kootenay Region of BC fell to an all-time low and the Fish and Wildlife Branch started to think about putting moose on a Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) draw system

Up until 1990 non-resident interest in Kootenay moose was negligible but about this time the Safari Club […]

No Bull in the West Kootenay

Management units 4-38 and 4-39 in the West Kootenay have not been included in the immature bull moose season which was recently introduced in Region 4. “

The question resident hunters need an answer to is, “Why?”

All of Region 4 went to Limited Entry Hunting in 1991, eliminating over 80% of resident hunters. Since […]