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

Who Cares About BC’s Wildlife? BC Outdoors

View the Nov/Dec 2019 GOABC article in BC Outdoors. ON AUG. 9, 2019, The Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) stepped into a new era with the launch of a social media campaign designed to slowly socialize a different perspective about hunting and its role in wildlife management. Download the Article Here

Fire Makes a Healthy Forest

Prescribed Fire for Habitat Management

Fire is an important process across many landscapes. In an effort to re-establish the important role that prescribed fire has on Vancouver Island, a workshop was held