Ray Collingwood was born in Ft. McLeod, Alberta, and raised in the Vancouver area where he attended the University of British Columbia. His father was an avid hunter and fisherman who took him and his brothers up the caribou country of British Columbia on deer, elk and moose hunts. During the summer, Collingwood learned to fly fish and, after completing his education, took a government job and moved to Smithers, BC, population then 2,500. Continue reading PH Profile Ray Collingwood Collingwood Bros.
The last week in March should be a perfect time to hunt spring turkeys in Mississippi. That far south the gobblers start fairly early—as does the season. We planned it a long time ahead; a hunt with old friends Bill Bynum and Kevin Howard, Mike Jones of the Mississippi tourism department, world champion turkey caller Preston Pittman and a couple other writers and rogues. Continue reading Control
Born, raised and educated in France, Guerrini served as a fighter pilot in the French Air Force. Though challenging, he decided that was not the career he wanted. His real passions, hunting and shooting, led him to become a professional hunter and ultimately acquire the Faro West concession in Cameroon which he has Continue reading PH Spotlight – Pierre Guerrini Faro-Lobeke Safaris
Executive Order 13658 Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 per Hour for Outfitters and Others under Federal Permit
On October 1, 2014, the Department of Labor issued final regulations to implement Executive Order 13658, which, starting January 1, 2015, increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for businesses operating under NEW federal contracts and “contract-like instruments”. The rule applies to new permits issued on or after January 1, 2015, including Forest Service and BLM outfitter and guide permits and National Park Service contracts and Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA).
The Forest Service has determined the rule will apply to permit renewals issued after January 1, 2015 regardless of when the application was submitted. The Forest Service Washington office erroneously says they are required to put the Department of Labor’s standard contract clause on all 2015 permits. Many permittees up for renewal are unaware of these new minimum wage requirements and have not factored increased labor costs into their trips. NPS is already putting the language on CUA’s. The BLM has not yet implemented the rule.
Safari Club International and the American Wildlife Conservation Partners will be approaching Congress for Legislative relief for outfitters operating on Federal lands.
We would like to thank David brown, America Outdoors Association, for the above information.