Become a Member of GOABC

GOABC Membership

The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) has been in existence since 1966. The Association’s purpose is to serve the interests of the guide outfitting industry.

The criteria to become a member of GOABC is that you hold a current Guide Outfitters licence/certificate and/or Angling Guide licence and be actively engaged in the business of guide outfitting. You must pay your annual dues and any other fees or charges promptly and notify GOABC if you cease operations for any reason.

Annual dues are $320.00 (plus GST) per year for Guide Outfitters and are not pro-rated during the year. Local dues of $50.00 (where applicable) are also payable at the same time.

Benefits of membership with GOABC include:

  • Security Bond Coverage
  • Liability Insurance
  • Proud Member Plaque
  • Proud Member Pin
  • Subscription to Magazine
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Members Updates
  • 20% discount on GOABC merchandise
  • Outfitter Program Discounts

In addition to Guide Outfitters there are several other levels of membership for GOABC each with their own criteria, cost and benefits. Click on the headings below for more information.

Sportsmen Members - $25 Annually

Is designed for assistant hunting guides, cooks, wranglers or other persons engaged in the guiding or hunting industry. Carries no voting privileges.

Benefits include:

  • 10% discount on GOABC merchandise
  • Proud Member Pin
  • Subscription to Magazine
  • Monthly Newsletter
Family Membership - $25 Annually

Available to the family member of any GOABC Member.

Benefits include:

  • Proud Member Pin
  • Subscription to Magazine
Conservation Membership - $200 Annually

All hunters who hunt with a member of GOABC and pay into the Hunter Preservation Fund (HPF).

Benefits include:

  • Subscription to MH Magazine
Life Members - $1000

Lifelong membership to the GOABC.

Benefits include:

  • Life Member Certificate
  • Life Member Pin
  • 20% Discount on Event Registration
  • Subscription to Magazine

Associate Memberships

There are two types of membership available to organizations engaged in the guiding and outfitting industry, or supplying goods or services thereto, or otherwise directly connected with the industry.  Click on the headings below for more information.

Affiliate Membership - Minimum Contribution of $2500 annually

Some examples of affiliate members:

  • Dallas Safari Club
  • Wild Sheep Foundation
  • Safari Club International
Benefits include:
  • Proud Member Pin
  • Link on GOABC website
  • Subscription to Magazine
  • Advertise in Mountain Hunter™ Magazine
Allied Membership

Some examples of allied members:

  • Conservation Visions
  • BC Trappers Association
  • Wild Sheep Society of BC
Benefits include:
  • Proud Member Pin
  • Link on GOABC website
  • Subscription to Magazine
  • Advertise in Mountain Hunter™ Magazine
To apply for membership please email the office at info@goabc.org or by calling 604-541-6332.

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