The study shows that fishing/hunting outfitters represent an asset for the Canadian Tourism industry and are an important economic force, particularly for rural and remote regions.
The bad news for rural BC continues to roll out, with a politically motivated announcement closing grizzly bear hunting in BC, effective November 30th, 2017.
Sustainable management of wildlife in British Columbia was sucker-punched this week when the Provincial government announced the closure of grizzly bear hunting.
The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) supports science-based wildlife management decisions.
There is significant misinformation about the way wildlife is managed in British Columbia (BC). This backgrounder attempts to clear up the incorrect information and provide an explanation of the way wildlife is managed in the province.
The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) has reviewed position paper from the Center for Responsible Travel and Stanford University entitled Economic Impact of Bear Viewing and Bear Hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia (2013).