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 […]

Tahltan First Nation Takes Bold Step in Wildlife Management

Tough decisions need to be made in wildlife management.  These decisions must be science-based, rooted in habitat capability and populations objectives. The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia supports wildlife management that is based upon science and is informed by local and traditional knowledge. Tough decisions need to be made in wildlife management.  These decisions […]

The Cutbanks Conversations: Episode 7

Pandemics, The Grizzly Bear Hunt and managing for change in BC’s Guiding Industry. A Conversation with Scott Ellis – Executive Director of Guide Outfitters of BC.  We discuss Scott Ellis’s history with GOABC and the reasons for its inception in 1966. The history of Guiding in BC as the provinces oldest tourism based business starting […]

BCWF & GOABC – Collaborating For Wildlife

ON FEB. 29, the leadership of BCWF and the Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) met for an executive to-executive meeting focused on our shared goals for habitat and wildlife management issues in BC. Download the article here

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