of $350 million
dollars for BC
As is the case with the majority of resident hunters in British Columbia, the Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) believes strongly in conservative wildlife management in our province, and will not support liberal, unsustainable hunting regulations that lead to diminished, unhealthy wildlife populations.
It is important that B.C.’s wildlife be managed on sound biological principles, and in a sustainable manner. While some wildlife populations can be managed effectively with General Open Seasons, others must be managed by placing hunters on Limited Entry hunting, and with guide outfitters being put on strict quotas. GOABC, and the Province of British Columbia recognizes that, after the needs of First Nations are met, the resident hunters of B.C. are given priority with hunting opportunities, and this is addressed in the new Provincial Allocation Policy. GOABC also understands the importance of hunter recruitment and retention in B.C.
Limited Entry hunting is an important management tool used by biologists throughout North America to allow sustainable hunting opportunities where there is a harvestable surplus of wildlife, while preventing an overharvest of a given wildlife population.
With GOABC, wildlife stewardship is our priority, and we invite First Nations and members of the resident hunting community to partner with us on wildlife stewardship and enhancement projects so that we can continue to have healthy wildlife populations for all British Columbians to enjoy.
Now is not the time to divide the hunting community. GOABC supports science-based wildlife management and collaborative solutions.
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