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Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cow Moose Sign Project founder applauds B.C.’s decision to protect cow moose in Omineca region

Regulation changes will see calf and cow moose hunts left out of the Limited Entry Hunt in Region 7

 

Riddle painting by Maureen Bruinsma (Contributed)

From B.C. to Nova Scotia: Mom and son duo sharing love of riddles

Hunting dragons and chasing snowballs could earn you over $10,000

  • May 10, 2022

 

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’S CORNER: Wildlife bill causing anxiety

‘While the bill itself is short, it certainly raises no shortage of concerns’: Lorne Doerkson

  • Apr 7, 2022

 

Isaac Bedford is a dedicated archer on his way up in the world, at 17 years old. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake archer has been awarded highest level in Canadian archery

Isaac Bedford competed in world archery competition in Poland

Isaac Bedford is a dedicated archer on his way up in the world, at 17 years old. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating the illegal harvesting of a cow and calf moose near Horsefly. (Dan Simmons photo)

B.C. COS investigating illegal cow, calf moose hunt east of Williams Lake

Citizens reported seeing suspects skinning, quartering the moose near Horsefly

The BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating the illegal harvesting of a cow and calf moose near Horsefly. (Dan Simmons photo)
Dominic Dugre, President of the Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations, poses for a portrait in Quebec City, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Hunting guides turn to ecotourism as COVID-19 keeps American hunters away

Some outfitters say they have not had a single client from outside Canada since March 2020 until recently

Dominic Dugre, President of the Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations, poses for a portrait in Quebec City, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
A Vancouver man has been fined $6K and handed a five-year hunting ban after strolling through downtown Princeton killing deer. (File photo)

Vancouver man fined $6K for killing deer with a crossbow in downtown Princeton

The man who was arrested near the Subway is also banned from hunting for five years

A Vancouver man has been fined $6K and handed a five-year hunting ban after strolling through downtown Princeton killing deer. (File photo)
A moose makes its way through a snowy field near Lake Louise, Alta., Nov. 23, 2012. Officials in Manitoba are reporting what they say is the province’s first case of chronic wasting disease, a nervous system disorder that affects large game animals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Manitoba reports first chronic wasting disease case; bans hunting where animal found

CWD has appeared in deer and elk in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Quebec

A moose makes its way through a snowy field near Lake Louise, Alta., Nov. 23, 2012. Officials in Manitoba are reporting what they say is the province’s first case of chronic wasting disease, a nervous system disorder that affects large game animals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. conservation officers dropping off two shopping carts full of moose meat to Abbotsford’s Archway Food Bank on Thursday, Oct. 28, after seizing it from suspect poachers. Photo courtesy of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.

300 pounds of moose meat seized from alleged poachers, gifted to B.C. food bank

B.C. conservation officers search Lower Mainland home on Oct. 28, charges are pending

B.C. conservation officers dropping off two shopping carts full of moose meat to Abbotsford’s Archway Food Bank on Thursday, Oct. 28, after seizing it from suspect poachers. Photo courtesy of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.
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)
Williams Lake's Larry Fitzpatrick, pictured here on his horse, Murphy, north of Puntzi Lake in the Chilcotin, has been awarded second place in the Guide Outfitters of B.C.'s annual awards gala for the top hunting guide in the province. (Photo submitted)

OUR HOMETOWN: At peace in the outdoors

Larry Fitzpatrick was named runner-up as the province’s top hunting guide of the year

Williams Lake's Larry Fitzpatrick, pictured here on his horse, Murphy, north of Puntzi Lake in the Chilcotin, has been awarded second place in the Guide Outfitters of B.C.'s annual awards gala for the top hunting guide in the province. (Photo submitted)
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

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

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)
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

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*
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)