Hunting and Fishing

A Calgary man received a two-year ban from hunting in the province for using a B.C. resident licence to hunt. Photo Facebook/BCCOS

Calgary man receives ban, $2,875 fine for using B.C. resident licence to hunt

Incident took place in 2019 on Vancouver Island

 

FILE - Confiscated shark fins are shown during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Doral, Fla. A spate of recent criminal indictments highlights how U.S. companies, taking advantage of a patchwork of federal and state laws, are supplying a market for fins that activists say is as reprehensible as the now-illegal trade in elephant ivory once was. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

U.S. government targeting companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

Some 73 million sharks are killed a year for their fins

 

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

 

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
Rebeka Breder, animal law lawyer and legal counsel for Pacific Wild, speaks with her daughter outside the B.C. legislature building about the ongoing suit against B.C.’s wolf hunting practices. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Half a million people petition B.C. to end wolf hunt practices

Case will resume in B.C. Supreme Court later this month

Rebeka Breder, animal law lawyer and legal counsel for Pacific Wild, speaks with her daughter outside the B.C. legislature building about the ongoing suit against B.C.’s wolf hunting practices. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
The leucistic crab found off the coast of Sooke. (Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea/Twitter)

White crab found off Vancouver Island is never seen in Canada

The odds of the crab’s random leucism mutation are as low as one in six million

The leucistic crab found off the coast of Sooke. (Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea/Twitter)
Sanderlings by the sea. (Margo Hearne / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Questions arise after decapitated sea lion found upon B.C. shore

Headless sea lion discoveries have also been documented on Nanaimo and Comox beaches

Sanderlings by the sea. (Margo Hearne / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Gibraltar Mine and Xat’sull teamed up earlier last week to offer training on how to trap beavers. (Xatśūll - Cmetēm Facebook photo)

Trap training hoped to address overabundance of beavers near Williams Lake

Xat’sull members learn to set traps and process a beaver

Gibraltar Mine and Xat’sull teamed up earlier last week to offer training on how to trap beavers. (Xatśūll - Cmetēm Facebook photo)
The Iskut Band and Tahltan Band continue to govern Tahltan interests with respect to the Indian Act in the communities of Iskut, Dease Lake, and Telegraph Creek, says the Tahltan Central Government (TCG). (TCG photo)

Bears and wolves to be hunted by Tahltan in B.C’s northwest

Tahltan Nation introduces predator management policy

The Iskut Band and Tahltan Band continue to govern Tahltan interests with respect to the Indian Act in the communities of Iskut, Dease Lake, and Telegraph Creek, says the Tahltan Central Government (TCG). (TCG photo)
The B.C. Government has increased limited entry hunt (LEH) authorizations of cow/calf moose by 43 animals this year in a strategic attempt to reduce predators, mainly wolves, in mountain caribou recovery areas near Revelstoke and Prince George. (wikipedia commons)

NStQ joins growing opposition in B.C. antlerless moose hunt

Increase in tags not supported by numerous First Nations

The B.C. Government has increased limited entry hunt (LEH) authorizations of cow/calf moose by 43 animals this year in a strategic attempt to reduce predators, mainly wolves, in mountain caribou recovery areas near Revelstoke and Prince George. (wikipedia commons)
Of the 400 limited entry hunts for antlerless moose anticipated to be authorized by the B.C. Government for the 2020 hunting season, 322 will be in critical mountain caribou habitat. (Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation photo)

B.C. government eyes antlerless moose harvest increase in bid to save caribou

Antlerless moose hunts reduce predation for threatened mountain caribou, says ministry

Of the 400 limited entry hunts for antlerless moose anticipated to be authorized by the B.C. Government for the 2020 hunting season, 322 will be in critical mountain caribou habitat. (Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation photo)
Hunting and fishing have been deemed an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

BCWF: Hunting, fishing listed as essential service during COVID-19 pandemic

Hunting is under Food and Agriculture Service Providers in the list of essential services

Hunting and fishing have been deemed an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Junior Olympian Program (JOP) members from the Cariboo Archers were recognized for their commitment and achievements Saturday night at the Elks Hall during the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association Wild Game Banquet. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Junior Olympian Program archers honoured at Wild Game Banquet

The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association took some special time Saturday night during…

Junior Olympian Program (JOP) members from the Cariboo Archers were recognized for their commitment and achievements Saturday night at the Elks Hall during the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association Wild Game Banquet. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A plate of smoked salmon at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association’s annual Wild Game Banquet. (Patrick Davies photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

Outdoor excellence celebrated at annual WLSA Wild Game Banquet

Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association enjoys hunting season wrap-up dinner

A plate of smoked salmon at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association’s annual Wild Game Banquet. (Patrick Davies photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salmon closures announced for the Skeena and Nass Rivers, as well as rivers on Haida Gwaii. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada map)

Salmon closures a devastating blow to North Coast business

DFO director says an announcement on restrictions for salmon in marine areas expected early June

Salmon closures announced for the Skeena and Nass Rivers, as well as rivers on Haida Gwaii. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada map)