RESPONSIBLE FOOD AND WILDLIFE HARVEST
People are becoming increasingly concerned about the number of miles between soil and plate, the pesticides on their produce and hormones in their meat.
The migration from rural environments to urban municipalities has disconnected people from their food. Our grocery stores are filled with exotic foreign fruits and vegetables, highly-processed carbohydrates and meat from “super farms.” Recently, there has been a shift in thinking towards responsible eating and organic food. People are becoming increasingly concerned about the number of miles between soil and plate, the pesticides on their produce and hormones in their meat. Movies like Food Inc. and books Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan and the 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. McKinnon have helped reinforce the fact that it is important to be connected your food and its origin.
Wild meat is natural, organic and has no steroids, artificial colours, hormones or other chemicals. Wild meat it is also lower in fat and higher in protein than commercial domestic meats. Wildlife growing in their natural habitats, feeding on wild forage and drinking the cleanest water results in healthier animals and healthier food. You are what you eat!
Responsible hunters have a profound love for wildlife and their habitat, and diligently adhere to the tenets of fair chase. They practice their art to ensure their harvest is as humane as possible. Hunting in British Columbia is closely monitored by the government to ensure sustainability.
Fair Chase Food – Meat Donation Program
The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) started a meat donation program in 1993. Some guided hunters who choose to leave their meat behind are pleased to support this initiative. We estimate that it has delivered more than 425,000 pounds of organic, free-range meat to families in need and local charities throughout British Columbia.