BCO: GOABC’s Stance on Predator Hunting

PREDATOR HUNTING is a controversial and highly emotional topic. But let’s go there. Fact is that humans have altered the landscape in ways that have substantially benefited predators. Their populations have increased dramatically throughout most of BC. Therefore, they need to be managed. Download the article here

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

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 […]

GOABC’s Plan to Create Jobs and Protect the Environment

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“The GOABC applauds this government’s commitment to work with businesses and recognize good ideas coming from many sources.  The need is great, and the need is now.”  GOABC President Sean Olmstead Vancouver, BC – The Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) offers the Province of BC a plan to jumpstart the BC economy and provide […]

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