Mountain goats were one of the first mountain-dwelling ungulates to capture my imagination and encourage me to hunt outside of Europe. I saw a fully mounted billy standing on a near-scale faux mountain peak at my first Dallas Safari Club convention some 11 years ago. I was intrigued by this unusual looking white creature. Continue reading Mountain Goat Quest In British Columbia
Sustainable management of wildlife in British Columbia was sucker-punched this week when the Provincial government announced the closure of grizzly bear hunting. Protectionist politics of anti-hunters trumped sound science in a drama that could see grizzlies bear the brunt of vitriol aimed at hunter-conservationists.
To add insult to injury, officials cannot argue that they didn’t know better. In a report provided to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations by researchers from the University of Alberta (August 2015 and revised February 2016), a team led by Professor Dr. Mark Boyce of the University of Alberta recommended a number things, among which were: Continue reading Politics Trump Science In British Columbia Grizzly Bear Hunting Ban
Anti-hunters are at it again – this time engineering what hopefully will be a short-lived ban on the hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia, Canada. Ignoring all sound science that supports a continuation of grizzly bear hunting in that Province, government officials there have bowed to the bluster of anti-hunters.
Safari Club International continues to be First for Hunters, and is actively pursuing a number of different avenues to address this pressing issue, including a call to base all wildlife management decisions on sound science that supports sustained use of those renewable resources. Continue reading SCI Fights Closure Of Grizzly Bear Hunting In British Columbia
Victoria is arguably British Columbia’s most picturesque town on Vancouver Island and was the setting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC). Continue reading GOABC Leads Canada And The West For 50 Years