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.  […]

Who Cares? – Focus Hunting Podcast

Who Cares about wildlife in British Columbia? December 18, 2020 – FOCUS HUNTING PODCAST – EPISODE #12 with guest Scott Ellis, the executive director of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia.  Kevin Toye and Scott talk about the outfitting industry, the impact of COVID-19, anti-hunters, and the ban on hunting grizzly bears. Listen to […]

GOABC and SCI Canada Support Science-Based Predator Hunting

Gray Wolf

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 […]



Wolverines are fierce animals. They have strong, sharp teeth and semi-retractable claws that they use for digging, climbing and scaring away predators. The wolverine (Gulo gulo) has tiny eyes and short round ears that offset a small round face. Its thick head, neck and shoulders are insulated with muscles that are covered in a brown […]


Gray Wolf

Wolves are voracious carnivores and in some cases, have shown to drastically reduce ungulate populations. The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf, prefers the open tundra and forests of British Columbia. Although they once inhabited most of North America, distribution now occurs in only Alaska, Canada, and parts of the U.S.A. […]


Canada Lynx

A lynx’s diet is primarily made up of snowshoe hare, but it will also consume squirrels, grouse and other rodents. The range of Canada lynx (Felis lynx) span across much of Canada and Alaska, primary inhabiting the boreal forest. Lynx are a medium-sized cat with long legs, huge paws and protruding ears tipped with black […]



Bobcats will hunt squirrels, rats, mice, voles, beavers and nesting birds, but they prefer rabbit. The bobcat (Felis rufus) occupies open coniferous and deciduous forests, ranging in areas where the lynx is absent. Bobcats cannot tolerate too much snow and will not be found in the north. Bobcats generally have tawny coats that vary with […]


In late summer and autumn, bighorn sheep have a brown coat with a contrasting ivory-white rump patch, a white muzzle and white trim on the back of all four legs. Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) are more widely distributed throughout the United States than Canada and are noted for their ability to survive incredibly diverse […]


Mountain goats have the thickest and longest pelage of any North American ungulate aside from the muskox. Despite its name a mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) is actually not a member of the actual goat genus. Mountain goats belong to a group known as goat-antelopes. The natural range of the mountain goat includes southern Alaska and […]