BCO: Standing United on Primary Prey Theory

THE MISSION of the Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) is to promote the conservation, stewardship and sustainable use of wildlife. One way we accomplish this is by partnering with other organizations, provincially, nationally and internationally, thereby combining our efforts for greatest impact. Download the article here

Unlikely allies call on provincial government to protect fish and wildlife

As B.C. faces a biodiversity crisis, a new coalition of unlikely allies is calling on the provincial government to live up to its promises and protect ‘Beautiful British Columbia’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2021 Vancouver, BC – As B.C.’s landscapes are fragmented by industrial activities and the province faces biodiversity collapse, with more than […]

BCO: Is it better to manage wildlife by emotion or science?

EMOTIONAL TOPICS receive media time – intentionally shocking us into a response to grab our attention. Wildlife management is an easy target because it involves complex, emotional, life-and-death decisions. Plenty of fodder there! Download the article here

The Cutbanks Conversations: Episode 21

The Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition – Unlikely Allies on a United Front. Guests: Alan Duffy – Chair BC Back Country Hunters and Anglers, Mike Schroeder – Wild Sheep Society of BC, Evan Saugstad – BC Interior SCI, Scott Ellis Executive Director Guide Outfitters Association of BC. Listen to the episode here

BCO: A Time for Adaptation

WE FIND OURSELVES in the connected age where the pace of progress is increasing exponentially. Social polarization is rife and, because of it, the hunting environment is changing rapidly. As hunters, we must pay attention, make smart decisions and evolve to adapt and survive. Download the article

Focus Hunting Podcast: Episode 12

On December 18, Scott joined Focus Hunting podcast host Kevin Toye discuss the impact guide outfitters have on the hunting industry, the impacts of Covid, Anti-hunters, predators and the Grizzly bear ban. Click here to listen to the episode

The Cutbanks Conversations: Episode 15

The Year that Wasn’t – a look back on 2020 and the challenges of a global Pandemic. A quick review on everyone’s general experiences with hunting and angling last year. The challenges of COVID and its effects on guiding, tourism and our individual pursuits in the field. The increase in interest in hunting and fishing as people […]

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