Caribou are listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The long-term conservation and eventual restoration of stable caribou populations are national and provincial priorities shared by hunters and other conservationists. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2021 The Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) and SCI Canada support conservation, stewardship, and sustainable use of wildlife. […]
As leaders in advocacy for the freedom to hunt and science-based wildlife management, the GOABC and SCI Canada have together put forward their position on predator hunting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2021 SCI Canada and the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) support the Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation […]
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 […]
New coalition calls on government to re-establish B.C. as a world leader in Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management
Dire situation for Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat in British Columbia leads to the formation of a new coalition calling for change FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 Surrey, B.C. A new province-wide coalition is calling on the government to re-establish the province as a world leader in fish, wildlife, and habitat management. The Fish, Wildlife, […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
GOABC has submitted a Best Management Practices for Outfitting document to government, providing assurances that outfitting businesses are able to operate safely.
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.
In British Columbia biologists and stakeholders are focusing on the causes for declining woodland caribou herds.