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Help GOABC advocate for conservation of and sustainable use of wildlife in British Columbia

By contributing to the HPF, hunters play a direct role in helping preserve the opportunity to hunt.

Want to live and work in the great outdoors?  Take the Assistant Guide Certification Exam.

The Guide Outfitters Association of BC

By the late 1800s the world's hunting fraternity had learned that British Columbia (BC) harboured one of North America's most magnificent big game populations. Local hunters started guiding services to meet the demand for quality big game hunts. British Columbia is fortunate to be able to offer 18 of the North American 30 big game species. In 1961 legislation provided guide outfitters with the exclusive rights to guide non-resident big game hunters in a specific area (BC resident hunters are not required to use a guide). This exclusivity of the guide outfitter certificate became the foundation of the guide outfitting industry in British Columbia.

More than 5,000 hunters come to BC each year and spend more, per day, per capita, than any other visitor to our province.

Guide outfitters are the founders of the tourism industry and an important part of the outdoor heritage of British Columbia. They enjoy showcasing "Super, Natural British Columbia" to their clients. The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia is a non-profit society that was established in 1966 to represent the guide outfitting industry.

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GOABC - In the Media

GOABC recent interviews regarding the Grizzly Bear Hunt

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Latest News Releases

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    The Auditor General’s Report says habitat loss is the...
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    It is an independent audit that reconfirms what the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia have been saying -...
  • Prescribed Fire for Habitat Management
    Fire Makes a Healthy Forest
    Fire Makes a Healthy Forest
    Fire is an important process across many landscapes. In an effort to re-establish the important role that prescribed fire...
  • Roosevelt Elk
    Roosevelt Elk Recovery Project
    Roosevelt Elk Recovery Project
    Hunters were instrumental in the effort to begin restoring the elk populations to their historic range by assisting with...
  • Wildlife DNA Program
    Wildlife DNA Program
    Wildlife DNA Program
    WILDLIFE DNA PROGRAM Solid scientific data is one of the foundations for wildlife management under the...