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  • Grizzly Bear Auditor General's Report
    The Auditor General’s Report says habitat loss is the...
    The Auditor General’s Report says habitat loss is the threat to grizzly bears
    It is an independent audit that reconfirms what the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia have been saying -...
  • Prescribed Fire for Habitat Management
    Fire Makes a Healthy Forest
    Fire Makes a Healthy Forest
    Fire is an important process across many landscapes. In an effort to re-establish the important role that prescribed fire...
  • Roosevelt Elk
    Roosevelt Elk Recovery Project
    Roosevelt Elk Recovery Project
    Hunters were instrumental in the effort to begin restoring the elk populations to their historic range by assisting with...
  • Wildlife DNA Program
    Wildlife DNA Program
    Wildlife DNA Program
    WILDLIFE DNA PROGRAM Solid scientific data is one of the foundations for wildlife management under the...
  • Shane Mahoney
    Wild Harvest Initiative Explained
    Wild Harvest Initiative Explained
    Do you ever think about where your food comes from? How it was procured? Hunters and anglers know EXACTLY...
  • Interview on CBC Radio regarding Grizzly Ban
    Interview on CBC Radio regarding Grizzly Ban
    Scott Ellis of GOABC is interviewed live on CBC radio As It Happens show regarding the Government's new ban...
  • Rural BC press release
    More Bad News for Rural BC
    More Bad News for Rural BC
    The bad news for rural BC continues to roll out, with a politically motivated announcement closing grizzly bear hunting...
  • SCI
    Politics Trump Science in British Columbia Grizzly Bear Hunting...
    Politics Trump Science in British Columbia Grizzly Bear Hunting Ban
    Sustainable management of wildlife in British Columbia was sucker-punched this week when the Provincial government announced the closure of...
  • GOABC Joins the Jurassic Classic
    GOABC Joins the Jurassic Classic
    The “Jurassic Classic” is proud to announce that the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia has stepped on board...
  • Conservation at Work
    Conservation at Work
    Conservation at Work
    Hunters and outfitters care about wildlife and take a long-term approach to their management. We also invest thousands of...
  • Grizzly Bear Management Program
    Grizzly Bear Management Program
    Grizzly Bear Management Program
    The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) is proud to release a grizzly bear management paper that is...
  • Guide Outfitters Mark 23rd Annual Meat Donation
    Guide Outfitters Mark 23rd Annual Meat Donation
    Guide Outfitters Mark 23rd Annual Meat Donation Since the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia’s...
  • Shiras Moose
    GOABC Release Moose Management Report
    GOABC Release Moose Management Report
    Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) is pleased to be releasing a comprehensive moose management plan that puts...
  • Did you Know Facts about the Grizzly Bear
    Did you Know Facts about the Grizzly Bear
    Did you Know Facts about the Grizzly Bear British Columbia (BC) boasts the 2nd highest population...
  • Grizzly Bear Science
    Grizzly Bear Science
    Today the bear hunting season opens. Recent studies confirmed a conservative population estimate of 14,000-16,000 grizzly bears in the...
  • Shane Mahoney at Natural Resource Forum
    Shane Mahoney speaks at Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum
    Shane Mahoney speaks at Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum
    Shane Mahoney speaks at Premier’s BC Natural Resource Forum Shane Mahoney was the keynote speaker...
  • The Morris Report
    GOABC applauds the Morris Report
    GOABC applauds the Morris Report
    The GOABC applauds the efforts of former FLNRO Parliamentary Secretary Mike Morris for his report Getting the Balance Right:...
  • Wildlife Stewardship Partner Program
    GOABC commits $250,000 to Wildlife Stewardship
    GOABC commits $250,000 to Wildlife Stewardship
    Today the GOABC announces a 5-year, $250,000 commitment to a new provincial Wildlife Stewardship Partner Program, demonstrating the role...
  • Gray Wolf
    GOABC Supports Wolf Cull
    GOABC Supports Wolf Cull
    The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) supports science-based wildlife management decisions.
  • Wild Harvest Initiative
    GOABC Supports Wild Harvest Initiative
    GOABC Supports Wild Harvest Initiative
    The Wild Harvest Initiative is a multi-year project designed to accurately measure the biomass of wild protein harvested by...
  • First Nations Summit
    GOABC Hosts Guide Outfitting Workshop for First Nations
    GOABC Hosts Guide Outfitting Workshop for First Nations
    On June 23, 2015 the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) hosted their first summit with First Nations...
  • Why Hunt with a Professional Guide
    Truth About the Harvest Allocation Policy
    Truth About the Harvest Allocation Policy
    There is significant misinformation about the way wildlife is managed in British Columbia (BC). This backgrounder attempts to clear...
  • Game Meat Donated to Charity
    Conservation Organization Donates Game Meat to Charity
    Conservation Organization Donates Game Meat to Charity
    Since the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia’s (GOABC) Fair Chase Food Program was first started in 1993, it...
  • Roosevelt Elk
    Landscape Change and Trophy Hunting
    Landscape Change and Trophy Hunting
    On June 18-19, 2014, the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) hosted its second successful International Wildlife Management...
  • Wildlife Management Symposium - Shane Mahoney
    GOABC Hosts International Wildlife Management Symposium
    GOABC Hosts International Wildlife Management Symposium
    On June 18-19 2014, the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) will host its second International Wildlife Management...
  • Craig Morgan at GOABC Convention
    Craig Morgan to Perform at GOABC Convention
    Craig Morgan to Perform at GOABC Convention
    The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) is pleased to present country musician Craig Morgan in concert on...
  • Sharing the Land Base
    Sharing the Land Base
    Sharing the Land Base
    The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) has reviewed position paper from the Center for Responsible Travel and...
  • Meat Donation Program
    2014 Meat Donation Program
    2014 Meat Donation Program
    Since the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia’s (GOABC) Meat Donation Program was first started in 1993, it has...
  • 2012 Wildlife Management Symposium
    GOABC Hosts Successful Wildlife Management Symposium
    GOABC Hosts Successful Wildlife Management Symposium
    On December 8-9, 2011, the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) hosted its first Int. Wildlife Management Symposium.