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

Does Primary Prey Theory Protect Caribou in BC?

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.  […]

GOABC and SCI Canada Support Science-Based Predator Hunting

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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 […]

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