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Sam Fait takes a break to enjoy the view from the mountains east of Williams Lake. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Hunters join forces with conservationists to call on B.C. to protect fish and wildlife habitat

Unlikely alliance includes fishers, trappers, naturalists and conservation organizations

 

Brandi Hansen said she was disheartened to find dozens of severed, declawed bear paws dumped in a culvert alongside a North Shuswap road on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Contributed)

Shuswap resident finds dozens of declawed bear paws dumped on side of road

Cub paws part of gruesome scene in culvert along rural roadway

 

Peskotomuhkati Chief Hugh Akagi is seen in an undated handout photo. A recent Supreme Court decision about Indigenous rights on the west coast may have implications for First Nations groups who straddle the Maine - New Brunswick border on the east coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cynthia Howland, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Court decision on rights on the west coast may affect Indigenous people in the east

The chief said negotiations need to address issues such as those surrounding Canada’s fisheries

 

Local hunters pose with 198 pounds of goose meat after a 12-day trip to Chilanko Forks. Ken Rife accounted for nine of the 21 birds shot. Left to right: Sid Pigeon, Rife, Bill Margetts, Claude Huston, Geoff Place and Gary Hutchinson. (Williams Lake Tribune archives Nov. 2, 1960)

From our Archives: Gone Geese

A photograph from the 1960 edition of the Williams Lake Tribune

  • Oct 24, 2020
Local hunters pose with 198 pounds of goose meat after a 12-day trip to Chilanko Forks. Ken Rife accounted for nine of the 21 birds shot. Left to right: Sid Pigeon, Rife, Bill Margetts, Claude Huston, Geoff Place and Gary Hutchinson. (Williams Lake Tribune archives Nov. 2, 1960)
The Tsilhqot’in Nation wants B.C. to reconsider the increase in cow and calf moose tags approved this year, and work with First Nations as partners to implement meaningful stewardship management measures. (supplied by Pixabay)

Interior First Nations asks B.C. to partner on moose, caribou stewardship

Tsilhqot’in Nation criticizes antlerless moose hunt

The Tsilhqot’in Nation wants B.C. to reconsider the increase in cow and calf moose tags approved this year, and work with First Nations as partners to implement meaningful stewardship management measures. (supplied by Pixabay)
Tahltan Central Government (TCG) said a gate was recently removed by hunters north of Bob Quinn where a travel advisory remains in effect. A camera which would have captured the gate’s removal, TCG said was stolen. (Image submitted)

Tahltan Nation eager to see 2020 hunting season draw to a close

TCG president says they have witnessed racism and vandalism by hunters this year

Tahltan Central Government (TCG) said a gate was recently removed by hunters north of Bob Quinn where a travel advisory remains in effect. A camera which would have captured the gate’s removal, TCG said was stolen. (Image submitted)
A rally was held in Williams Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 23 to protest the antlerless moose hunt which opens next month. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Cariboo-Chilcotin rally aims to stop antlerless moose hunt

Cow Moose Sign Project supported by First Nations, guideoutfitters, ranchers

A rally was held in Williams Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 23 to protest the antlerless moose hunt which opens next month. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons will be joined by First Nations chiefs, local hunters, guide outfitters, members of the agricultural community and civic representatives for a rally to condemn the cow moose and calf hunt in B.C. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake rally to oppose cow moose and calf hunt

Participants will protest planned cull of 400 cow moose and calves

Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons will be joined by First Nations chiefs, local hunters, guide outfitters, members of the agricultural community and civic representatives for a rally to condemn the cow moose and calf hunt in B.C. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons says the support means a lot. (Photo submitted)

Billboard promoting the protection of cow moose latest to be installed along Highway 97

Soda Creek Indian Band is proud to support the Cow Moose Sign Project

Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons says the support means a lot. (Photo submitted)
While chronic wasting disease has not yet been detected in B.C., 64 white-tailed deer, mule deer and moose in the area around Libby, Montana have been discovered with the disease since June 2019. CWD is also found in Alberta. (Sam Fait photo)

B.C. hunters to help monitor for deadly deer disease in Peace and East Kootenay regions

Chronic wasting disease was detected west of the Rocky Mountains in 2019

While chronic wasting disease has not yet been detected in B.C., 64 white-tailed deer, mule deer and moose in the area around Libby, Montana have been discovered with the disease since June 2019. CWD is also found in Alberta. (Sam Fait photo)
Tahltan Nation stands behind road access closures to keep hunters, non-locals out

Tahltan Nation stands behind road access closures to keep hunters, non-locals out

“We’re going to continue to do that for as long as we have to.”

Tahltan Nation stands behind road access closures to keep hunters, non-locals out
Esk’etemc youth participated in a hunting trip last year. (Jonathan Hand photo)

Esk’etemc First Nation speaks out on B.C’s increased antlerless moose hunt

Loss of moose synonymous with loss of culture and ability to practice Indigenous rights

Esk’etemc youth participated in a hunting trip last year. (Jonathan Hand photo)
?Esdilagh First Nation is enacting an internal permitting system which will allow members to resume their Aboriginal right to hunt bull moose within their traditional territory. (Wikipedia Commons/Ryan Hagerty photo)
?Esdilagh First Nation is enacting an internal permitting system which will allow members to resume their Aboriginal right to hunt bull moose within their traditional territory. (Wikipedia Commons/Ryan Hagerty photo)
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons said he is proud of the work done and the relationships built through the campaign. Angie Mindus photo
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons said he is proud of the work done and the relationships built through the campaign. Angie Mindus photo
Letter writer and creator of the Cow Moose Sign Project Dan Simmons is continuing his fight for more dialogue between stakeholders. (Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation photo)

LETTER: ‘This is a kick in the guts for me’

I am sorry but killing antlerless moose by anyone in this province is not the right thing to do

  • May 23, 2020
Letter writer and creator of the Cow Moose Sign Project Dan Simmons is continuing his fight for more dialogue between stakeholders. (Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation photo)
Conservation officer Chris Ford investigates a cow moose poaching complaint on traditional ʔEsdilagh territory at Alexandria last winter that has since resulted in charges. (Photo submitted)

First Nations community supports charges in Cariboo region cow moose poaching case

Conservation Officer Service and ʔEsdilagh First Nation agreement targets illegal hunting

Conservation officer Chris Ford investigates a cow moose poaching complaint on traditional ʔEsdilagh territory at Alexandria last winter that has since resulted in charges. (Photo submitted)
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)