Hi everyone

Below is a link for CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) info just in case hunters ask you any questions:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlife-health/wildlife-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease

Also the table below outlines the drop off locations for deer/elk heads if harvested from MU 4-01 to 4-07.  Please direct hunters to these drop off locations only if they harvested deer/elk from these management units that border the US/ BC border. 

Cranbrook

Rick's Fine Meat and Sausage

Cranbrook

Aqam (St. Mary's) Ktunaxa Nation

Grasmere

Grasmere General Store

Fernie

Wes's Country Meats

Sparwood

Rocky Mountain Meats

Wynndel

Wynndel Foods

Creston

Yaqan Nuykiy (Lower Kootenay Band) Ktunaxa Nation

Creston

Skyway Auto

Yahk

Two Pump Paul's

Kimberley

Gwinner's Country Butcher

Kimberley

Kimberley Sausage and Meat

Elko

South Country Services

Golden

Golden Rod and Gun Club

Elkford

United Steel Workers Local 7884 Union Hall

Jaffray

Jaffray Sports and Hardware


 

If you have any questions about the safety in eating any fish or game you have harvested, you can contact The Provincial Wildlife Veterinarian  and ask any questions!

Her E-mail address is:

helen.schwantje@gov.bc.ca


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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Trout Closures on the Fraser River
The BC Wildlife Federation, the BC Federation of Drift Fishers, the BC Federation of Fly Fishers, the BC Federation of Resort Operators and the Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association have serious concerns with the sudden and arbitrary implementation of trout closures for resident trout in the Fraser River mainstem from Mission, upstream to the confluence with the Chilcotin River.
This measure appears to have been imposed without any public consultation nor based on science, other than the selective and misapplication of the "precautionary principle". The rationale with respect to supporting the recovery of Interior Fraser Steelhead (IFS) is not apparent or in our view justified, particularly in context with other factors influencing the recovery plan for the species.

 


National Fishing and Hunting Collaborative
The BC Wildlife Federation is proud to be a part of the National Fishing and Hunting Collaborative (NFHC). The NFHC is a group of non-partisan, non-profit fishing and hunting organizations that work collaboratively to provide national leadership on important conservation issues and a voice for more than 375,000 Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast.


Chronic Wasting Disease
How is CWD transmitted?
CWD is transmitted to animals through contact with an infected animal or contact with a contaminated environment (soil, feed, water). Prions are shed from infected animals through saliva, urine, feces and are present in tissues of an infected carcass. There is more opportunity for transmission when animal density is high or if there are shared resources (feed and water).
Research on plant contamination and scavenger animals have shown these are potential transmission pathways but these are not felt to be as significant for new introductions.
Chronic Wasting Disease has not been detected in B.C., but surveillance is key to understanding the disease risk of CWD in British Columbia. As such, hunters are encouraged to submit their deer, elk or moose head for CWD testing. This is voluntary in most parts of B.C. but will be mandatory for all white-tailed and mule deer harvested September 1st, 2019 to December 20, 2019 in wildlife management units 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6 and 4-7.
The BC Wildlife Federation has purchased and donated ten freezers towards this initiative.
You can find head drop off locations here:
Kootenay Region

Peace Region

 


Moose Tracker App
Be a part of moose conservation and management. Download the Moose Tracker App today!
The app allows users to upload information on the number, sex and location of moose they encounter in the wild directly to a province-wide database. The collected data helps monitor moose populations and alert wildlife staff to emerging issues.
As a bonus, the app includes a digital version of 2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.  It’s an indispensable, searchable summary of hunting seasons and regulations throughout B.C. – including interactive maps.

 


Attention clubs! Grants available for fish and wildlife projects
The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) funds projects to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by existing BC Hydro dams and is now accepting grant applications for fish and wildlife projects that align with priorities in our Coastal, Columbia and Peace Region Action Plans.
Mandatory Notice of Intents due Monday, September 9th
and grant applications are due Friday, October 25, 2019. Grant applicants will be notified if they have received a grant by March 2020. Projects may start as early as April 1, 2020.
Learn more at fwcp.ca

 

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Jump For Wildlife is Just Around the Corner!
Jump, Climb, Have Fun & Help Protect BC’s Fish, Wildlife & Habitat!
On Saturday, September 14th, 2019 join us at WildPlay Element Parks in Victoria, Nanaimo or Maple Ridge! On this day only, 25% of all ticket sales at these three locations will go back to support the BC Wildlife Federation’s programs and initiatives.
Join us for this fun filled day where you don’t just get to enjoy what WildPlay has to offer but we will also be providing fun interactive activities and a BBQ by donation at each location!
Find out more about the WildPlay Elements Park location near you by visiting our website.

 


BOW
Did you miss out on our spring BOW program? Have no fear, Becoming an Outdoors Woman will be coming to Cowichan Lake this fall, from October 4 - 6, 2019.
If you refer a new BOW Registrant, who has never attended BOW before, to our fall Cowichan Lake event your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a free BOW weekend in 2020. The draw will be held during the BOW program at Cowichan Lake.


Reel Fishing
Registration for our fall Reel Fishing program is now open!

Reel Fishing is BC Wildlife Federation’s unique approach to providing an informative fishing workshop, while keeping conservation in its core. The first course is on Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29. Spots are limited, register today!

 


Shoreline Cleanup- Saturday, September 7th
Are you frustrated with seeing garbage left behind by others? Want to make a difference? The BC Wildlife Federation is partnering with local businesses and local residents for a shoreline cleanup in Maple Ridge on September 7th. Join us at Maple Ridge Park and help us make the Alouette River a little bit cleaner!

Clean up gear will be provided! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty and wear appropriate footwear. We look forward to seeing you there!

 


 

The August Rod & Gun Club meeting is on Wednesday the 28th, 7:30PM in the basement at the Senior’s hall.

See you all there!

 


 


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, August 8, 2019.

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Budget 2020
On behalf of our 43,000 plus members, The BC Wildlife Federation addressed the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services on the vital issues that relate to natural resource management sustainability in British Columbia. Our Recommendations have been published in the report.
Among other things, the BC Wildlife Federation, regions 5 and 7B, and the Spruce City Wildlife Association, suggested directing fees from hunting and fishing to fund conservation and management. The Spruce City Wildlife Association further recommended requiring all users, including wildlife viewing, ecotourism, forestry and mining, to contribute.
To read the full report visit our website here.

 


Attention Clubs: Grants available for fish and wildlife projects
The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) funds projects to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by existing BC Hydro dams and is now accepting grant applications for fish and wildlife projects in its Peace Region.
The FWCP has identified priority actions eligible for funding in its ecosystem and species-based Action Plans for the Peace Region. The six plans, together with the region’s Basin Plan, are essential reading for anyone interested in applying for a grant. Read Peace Region Action Plans at http://fwcp.ca/action-plans-peace-region/.
Mandatory Notice of Intents due Monday, September 9th and grant applications are due Friday, October 25, 2019. Grant applicants will be notified if they have received a grant by March 2020. Projects may start as early as April 1, 2020.
Join the online discussion Wednesday, August 21, 2019
RSVP at fwcp@bchydro.com to join a free online discussion about FWCP’s Peace Region Grants and the mandatory Notice of Intent on Wed., August 21 from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. PDT.


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Jump, Climb, Have Fun & Help Protect BC’s Fish, Wildlife & Habitat!
On Saturday, September 14th, 2019 join us at WildPlay Element Parks in Victoria, Nanaimo or Maple Ridge! On this day only, 25% of all ticket sales at these three locations will go back to support the BC Wildlife Federation’s programs and initiatives.
Join us for this fun filled day where you don’t just get to enjoy what WildPlay has to offer but we will also be providing fun interactive activities and a BBQ by donation at each location!
Find out more about the WildPlay Elements Park location near you by visiting our website here!

 


BOW
Did you miss out on our spring BOW program? Have no fear, Becoming an Outdoors Woman will be coming to Cowichan Lake this fall, from October 4 - 6, 2019.
If you refer a new BOW Registrant, who has never attended BOW before, to our fall Cowichan Lake event your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a free BOW weekend in 2020. The draw will be held during the BOW program at Cowichan Lake.

Reserve your spot and refer a friend today here!

 

Up and Coming Events
The BCWF will be busy over the next few months attending tradeshows across BC! Come visit our booth at these events:
August 16 - 18, 2019 - Okanagan Fall Hunting & Outdoor Show
Join us at the Okanagan Fall Hunting & Outdoor Show next week from Thursday, August 16th - Sunday, August 18th! Use the promo code BCWF2019 on your online ticket purchases to get $2.00 off admission to the show!
Get your tickets here!

August 28 - September 1, 2019 -Interior Provincial Exhibition
If you are interested in attending this year's Interior Provincial Exhibition BCWF members will receive a discount on tickets! Bring your BCWF Membership card with you and present it at the IPE office and you will save $8.00 on your ticket!
We hope to see you at these events this summer!

 

 


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, July 25, 2019.

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Steelhead not to be listed under SARA
The BC Wildlife Federation is hugely disappointed that the Governor in Council has decided not to list the Thompson and Chilcotin River Steelhead Trout under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). This decision ignores the recommendations of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).
Making the steelhead management plan a priority for DFO, while failing to address the root causes of their demise is unacceptable and unproductive.  IFS deserve the full protection of a recovery plan under the federal Species at Risk Act. The current plan does not adequately address interception issues and are simply more of the same – the status quo.
Read our full response here.

 


Chronic Wasting Disease Update
With the recent cases of chronic wasting disease in Libby, Montana, in close proximity to BC’s east Kootenay region, BC must act quickly to determine whether CWD has reached the province, and if so, respond quickly to limit negative conservation, cultural and socioeconomic impacts.
The BC Wildlife Health Program and regional wildlife biologists are developing a collaborative response with partners representing the BC Wildlife Federation, Guide Outfitters Association of BC, BC Trappers Association, First Nations (including the Wildlife Stewardship Council and Ktunaxa Nation), local businesses, other ministries and neighbouring jurisdictions. The BC Wildlife Federation is in the process of identifying possible cervid head collection depots in the Kootenays, acquiring freezers and aiding in distributing information.
What can you do to help?
If you hunt in an area outside B.C. that is affected with CWD, please leave the high risk tissues (brain, spinal cord, lymph nodes and organs) where you harvest the animal and return only with the meat, antlers with cleaned skull plate and/or hide (in a sealed container) with all tissue removed.
Surveillance is key to confirm B.C.’s CWD-free status and to detect the disease as early as possible so the BC Wildlife Health Program can respond in the most effective way possible. Hunters in B.C. are encouraged to submit their cervid heads to the BC CWD Surveillance Program at one of the drop off locations. Drop off locations and more information can be found here.
Facts on Chronic Wasting Disease can be found here.
Please report any sick or unusually thin animals to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

 


Exclusive BCWF Member Offer at Sport Chek & Atmosphere Stores
BCWF membership has its perks! Until Monday, July 29, 2019 you can receive up to 70% off in-store at participating Sport Chek & Atmosphere locations.
This is your exclusive partnership pricing code: 440866590
Bring this code with you and present it at checkout in order to redeem this limited time offer!
Please refer to your dedicated email for the terms and conditions regarding this special offer.

 


The Wetlands Education Program has been busy this summer!
The Wetland Education Program (WEP) kicked off their summer with a two-week stint in northern BC. The WEP team, led by the Wetlands Education Program Manager Neil Fletcher, travelled through Northeastern BC to partner with three remote First Nation communities in Tsay Keh Dene, Fort Ware and McLeod Lake. In each community, tailored workshops were held that focused on providing hands-on-training for remote communities while educating community members and Land Guardians on wetland classifications and values, and how to conduct wetland health assessments.
Wetlands alone provide countless ecosystem services such as filtering local water, flood mitigation, storing carbon and supporting remarkable levels of biodiversity. They are an integral part of the landscape that needs protection as wetlands are currently being destroyed or degraded at an alarming rate across the globe. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that the communities who live in the beautiful Peace Region, where large areas of intact wetlands remain, are provided access to resources and training that can supplement their traditional knowledge and help protect these critical ecosystems.
Read more about these WEP projects here.
The WEP team has just finished two Wetlandkeepers workshops in Rossland and Cawston and are currently prepping for their Wetlands Institute this fall in Rossland and its surrounding areas.

 


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The BC Wildlife Federation is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Next time you shop at Amazon use the link below and the BCWF earns up to 10% of the cost of your purchase.
Start Shopping Today & Help Protect BC’s Fish Wildlife & Habitat!

Events & Programs


Jump, Climb, Have Fun & Help Protect BC’s Fish, Wildlife & Habitat!
On Saturday, September 14th, 2019 join us at WildPlay Element Parks in Victoria, Nanaimo or Maple Ridge! On this day only, 25% of all ticket sales at these three locations will go back to support the BC Wildlife Federation’s programs and initiatives.
Join us for this fun filled day where you don’t just get to enjoy what WildPlay has to offer but we will also be providing fun interactive activities and a BBQ by donation at each location!
Find out more about the WildPlay Elements Park location near you by visiting our website here!

 

Up and Coming Events
The BCWF will be busy over the next few months attending tradeshows across BC! Come visit our booth at these events:
August 1 - 4, 2019 - Rockin' River Music Festival
August 16 - 18, 2019 - Okanagan Fall Hunting & Outdoor Show
August 28 - September 1, 2019 - Interior Provincial Exhibition
If you are interested in attending this year's Interior Provincial Exhibition BCWF members will receive a discount on tickets! Bring your BCWF Membership card with you and present it at the IPE office and you will save $8.00 on your ticket!
We hope to see you at these events this summer!

 

 


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, June 27, 2019.

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Good News for the Heart of the Fraser - Herrling Island Bridge Denied!
The BC Government has denied an application for a permit to build a permanent fixed link access bridge to Herrling Island, known as the Heart of the Fraser. The BCWF and conservation partners have called for this important sturgeon rearing area to be protected from development.
BCWF past-president Harvey Andrusak said, "this is a significant step in preserving the functioning of the gravel reach which is critical habitat for sturgeon and salmon on the lower Fraser River. We commend the provincial government for recognizing the unique fish habitat values of this area of the Fraser in turning down the bridge application."
The BCWF launched the campaign to protect the Heart of the Fraser with like-minded conservation leaders and educators and would like to thank Mark Angelo from the Outdoor Recreation Council, Ken Ashley and his team at the Rivers Institute at BCIT and Watershed Watch for their leadership. We continue to work together on the campaign to purchase the islands and conserve the Heart of the Fraser for future generations. Thank you to all who signed the petition opposing these bridge applications.
Read the full BCWF news release here.
Read the application decision here.

 


Protect the Skagit Headwaters from Mining!

The BC Wildlife Federation has joined more than 110 conservation and recreation groups to oppose the Imperial Metals mining permit for the Skagit Headwaters. The BCWF raised concern last year around plans to clear cut large areas of an unprotected “donut hole” of lands in the Skagit area, which are surrounded by parks and protected areas.
The Imperial Metals’ proposal to drill in the Skagit headwaters should be denied and the BC government in partnership with First Nations should protect these lands for wildlife, clean water and the enjoyment of all British Columbians.
“The protection of this area is important not just for the wilderness in British Columbia, but for the aquatic habitat downstream in Washington State. Now is the opportunity to connect this wilderness of international importance that has been delayed for too long,” Bill Bosch, BC Wildlife Federation President.
Let your voice be heard. Send your letter today!

 


Federal Fisheries Act Changes Passed - Good News for Fish Habitat
Bill C-68, which puts more teeth into the protection of fish habitat, has received royal assent and become law just before the House of Commons breaks for the summer.
The Bill C-68 amendments to the Fisheries Act are good news, especially for our salmon and trout. The BC Wildlife Federation and like-minded fisheries organizations see this as another positive step for the protection of critical lower Fraser River fish habitat in the area known as the Heart of the Fraser.
BCWF President Bill Bosch said, “with the changes included in Bill C-68 we now look forward to having much of the Heart of the Fraser designated as sensitive fish habitat. Provincial and federal governments can work with the BCWF, First Nations, industry and all stakeholders to implement a comprehensive and long-lasting protection and restoration program for the entire Fraser system.”
Returning the Fraser River salmon, sturgeon and steelhead trout populations to abundance levels of yesteryear and reclaiming its world-renowned status is in the best interests of all citizens in this province. The BCWF salutes Fisheries and Oceans Minister Wilkinson for his vision in starting the process of greater protection and restoration of this invaluable, iconic resource.
To read the government’s news release click here.
To learn more about Canada’s modernized Fisheries At click here.

 


BCWF Responds to the Government’s Implementation of a Interim Moratorium to Protect Caribou

The BCWF commends the provincial government for accepting many of our recommendations for tackling the recovery of the southern mountain caribou. The government released the Lekstrom report on the process and announced an interim moratorium on resource development in the northeast while working on the Southern Mountain Caribou Bilateral Conservation Agreement. Government says they hope to limit potential impacts on the economy of the region as the agreement is implemented.
For more information and to read the government's full news release click here


South Okanagan national park reserve
The BC Wildlife Federation has three primary concerns regarding the proposed South Okanagan national park reserve:

  • The loss of local investment and control – Properties purchased through donations and licence surcharges from the BCWF membership, and resident hunters and anglers, are at risk of being expropriated. Parks Canada has a history of managing for different agency-based objectives which are often inconsistent with the intent of protected areas and/or local objectives. 
  • Parks Canada’s failure to protect and enhance biodiversity – Parks Canada has a history of commercialization, and privatization within wilderness areas. Through this commercialization there has been a failure to adequately protect endangered species in national parks located in B.C.
  • Parks Canada’s exclusion of traditional activities such as hunting – The Province’s framework states existing users are protected, yet there is no evidence that traditional activities are protected in national parks. 

Although, the online consultation period has ended, your voice can still be heard, let your federal and provincial representatives know that you oppose the proposed national park reserve.
Let your voice be heard. Send your letter today!

 


Chronic Wasting Disease
With the recent detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Montana, near the B.C. border, questions have been raised on what this means for B.C. Wildlife. The BC Wildlife Health Program has released the following to provide more information on CWD and what this new detection in Montana means for B.C.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a degenerative neurological disease that affects species in the deer family (cervids) and is caused by an abnormal protein called a prion. The origins of CWD are not known but the disease was first described in captive mule deer and elk in Colorado and Wyoming in the 1960s, followed by positive diagnoses in free-ranging deer and elk populations. CWD has now been diagnosed in captive and free-ranging cervids in 24 US states, 3 Canadian provinces, 3 countries in Europe and Korea. The recent detection of CWD in Montana (near the BC border) has increased the risk significantly for B.C. wildlife. CWD has not been detected in B.C. The B.C. Wildlife Health program has been doing surveillance for CWD in free-ranging cervids since 2002. To date, over 3900 samples have been tested and there have been no CWD positive cases in B.C. wildlife. CWD may enter B.C. through natural animal movement or the import of an infected carcass, tissue or contaminated biological products such as urine-based scents, all which can contaminate the environment with the CWD prion.
What can you do to help?
If you hunt in an area outside B.C. that is affected with CWD, please leave the high risk tissues (brain, spinal cord, lymph nodes and organs) where you harvest the animal and return only with the meat, antlers with cleaned skull plate and/or hide (in a sealed container) with all tissue removed.
Surveillance is key to confirm B.C.’s CWD-free status and to detect the disease as early as possible so we can respond in the most effective way possible. Hunters in B.C. are encouraged to submit their cervid heads to the BC CWD Surveillance Program at one of our drop off locations.
If you wish to keep the skull or antlers, remove all brain tissue from the skull and connecting bone plate and disinfect with a 10% bleach solution. If you wish a hide tanned, remove all tissues, enclose in a plastic or sealed container, freeze and submit for tanning as soon as possible.
Please report any sick or unusually thin animals to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.
For drop off locations in BC and to learn more about CWD, visit their website here.

 


BCWF is Offering FREE Wills for Members!
FREE WILLS.... REALLY?!
It's true! The BC Wildlife Federation is offering our members and valued donors aged 55 or older the opportunity to have a sample Will prepared or updated by a local, qualified lawyer for FREE!
You can have your free will in 3 easy steps!
1. Contact the BC Wildlife Federation and inquire about the Canadian Free Wills Program. We will then provide you with a list of participating lawyers in your local area.
2. Contact the lawyer and your financial planner to get advice for creating or updating your Will. With their advice, depending on the type of gift you make, your estate can benefit from certain tax advantages.
3. Provide your lawyer with the correct details for the BCWF:
BC Wildlife Federation
Attn: Development Coordinator
#101 – 9706 188th Street
Surrey, BC  V4N 3M2
Charitable Business Number:  11880 1315 RR0001
To find out more about this limited time offer, contact Jessica Vestergaard at giving@bcwf.bc.ca or call 1-888-881-2293.

 

Events & Programs


Win Rockin’ River Music Fest Tickets!
Are you ready to rock this summer with the BCWF at the Rockin' River Music Fest! You could be the lucky winner of a pair of weekend passes for you and a friend. Entering our contest is easy head on over to our Instagram page to enter!
1. Follow the BC Wildlife Federation & the Rockin' River Music Fest Instagram Page 
2. Like our contest post 
3. Tag a friend you'd like to bring with you 

The winner will be announced on Canada Day, July 1st! Good luck! Enter the contest on the BCWF Instagram page here!

 


Youth Camp Registration Closes June 30th!
Register now, spots are filling up fast! 
We are so excited for our camps this summer and we want to make sure no one misses out!
Go Wild Camps:

  • Kamloops: July 8 – July 12, 2019
  • Radium Hot Springs:Extended age range 11 - 17 years old! - July 22 – July 26, 2019
  • Rock Creek: Extended age range 11 - 17 years old! - August 26 – August 30, 2019

Register your kids for a Go Wild Camp today!
Wild Kidz Camp

  • Castlegar: July 15 – July 19, 2019 SOLD OUT
  • Kamloops: August 12 – August 16, 2019 SOLD OUT
  • Abbotsford: August 19 – August 23, 2019 SOLD OUT

 

 


 

The May R&GC meeting will be on Wednesday May 29th, downstairs in the Senior's Hall at 7:30pm.

Again, the 2018 Awards will be available!


 

Please note that the Nakusp Rod & Gun Club Rifle Range will be temporarily out of service as we are renovating the shooting benches and shelter.

Out volunteers are working very hard at the range, buit expect interrupted availability until the end of May.


The April Rod & Gun Club meeting is on April 24th, 7:30PM in the basement at the Senior’s hall.


The 2018 Awards will be available at the meeting!

 


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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BCWF Selective Fishing Forum
The BCWF held a Selective Fishing Forum March 13th in Coquitlam. Technical experts gathered to discuss the latest research and selective fishing methods that could help to conserve the fragile wild fish that are killed when caught as by-catch by net fisheries.
Speakers included: Dr. David Welch, Dr. Brian Riddell, Dr. Rick Taylor, Fin Donnelly MP, Bob Hooton, Dr. Katrina Cook, Adrian Touhy, Karl English, Ken Ashley & Aaron Hill.
What’s next?
Conservationists and researchers agreed to champion selective fishing with decision-makers at all levels of government. More collaboration and dialogue are needed, and the forum was a first step forward.
Recently announced federal-provincial investment of up to $142.85 million over the next five years will help to ensure that BC fisheries are environmentally and economically sustainable for the long-term and resilient to the challenges of climate change and evolving economic conditions. The Fund will also help to protect and restore priority wild BC fish stocks, including Pacific salmon.
The BCWF would like to thank the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, British Columbia Conservation Foundation, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development for their support for this forum.
Materials and videos of the presentations will be made available on the BCWF website in the coming weeks.

 

 

Southern Interior Mule Deer Project
Thank-you to the Pemberton Wildlife Association for their generous contribution to the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project! We’d like to thank all the clubs, members, sponsors, partners and volunteers who have continued to contribute to this project. 
The crew to date has collared 151 mule deer (does and fawns) over the past year. The capture season will conclude at the end of March. The second phase of the project will commence this spring. Camera traps will be going out in late May/early June once our research team has collected a full year of deer movement data. This data will then ensure that we are placing the camera traps in a variety of habitats used by mule deer in both their winter and summer ranges.

 


AGM & Convention Announcements!
The annual General meeting and convention is just around the corner, be sure to register before it is too late!
This year we have several influential speakers who will be discussing topics such as predator-prey dynamics, how animals respond to changing environments, the impact of chemical herbicides on the environment and much much more.
Keynote speaker: Virgil Moore
Our speakers include:

  • Marco Festa-Bianchet, Professor of Ecology at the University of Sherbrook
  • Mark Boyce, Professor of Ecology at the University of Alberta
  • Dr. Evelyn Merrill (Evie), Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta
  • Kevin Kriese, Chair of the Forest Practices Board
  • Dr. Sophie Gilbert, Assistant Professor, Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
  • Chad Day, President Tahltan Central Government
  • Brian Springinotic, Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
  • Dr. Lisa Wood, Assistant Professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management department at UNBC

AGM Spousal Program
For Spouses that will be attending this year’s AGM, we offer a relaxing and scenic look at the Peace Country for our Spousal Program. Enjoy a relaxing day on the river with a boat tour provided by the Peace Country River Rats. As well as a full day of yoga and pampering at the spa, allowing you to fully unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures the Peace Country has to offer. Register today for the Spousal Program here.
Registration Forms for the 2019 BCWF AGM & Convention are now available online here

 

 

Other News & Events


BC Interior Sportsmen’s Show
The BC Interior Show is returning to Kelowna! Find out the latest and greatest in hunting, fishing, and outdoors. Held April 5, 6, & 7th, 2019 at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna.
This is an event you don’t want to miss!
The BCWF will be there all weekend come and visit us at our booth! All BCWF members will receive $2 off tickets to the show! You can purchase your tickets online or show your BCWF membership card at the door.
Purchase your tickets here.

 

BCWF Programs


Reel Fishing Workshop
Registration is now open for our first Reel Fishing workshop in Surrey, BC. This workshop runs from April 27-28th. The Reel Fishing course provides an opportunity to further enhance or learn new fishing techniques as well as conservation skills in a relaxed and fun environment. 
Register yourself today to not just learn the basics, but to learn the secrets of fishing as well!
Click to register here!

 


BCWF Youth Programs
Registration will open March 22nd for our Go Wild! Youth for Conservation and Wild Kidz Camps.
The following camps are available this summer! Be sure to register your kids while space is available.
Go Wild camps:

  • Kamloops: July 8 – July 12, 2019
  • Radium Hot Springs: July 22 – July 26, 2019
  • Rock Creek: August 26 – August 30, 2019

Wild Kidz camps:

  • Castlegar: July 15 – July 19, 2019
  • Kamloops: August 12 – August 16, 2019
  • Abbotsford: August 19 – August 23, 2019 

Check out our website tomorrow to register your kids here!

 

 


 

Did you know?
The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) now offers an Online Licence Renewal Application which can be accessed at: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/online_en-ligne/index-eng.htm
It's easy, fast, and a secure way to renew your fireams licence.
If your firearms licence is about to expire, renew it online today.
For more information, please visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp or contact the CFP at cfp-pcaf@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or 1-800-731-4000.
Canadian Firearms Program
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
cfp-pcaf@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Tel: 1-800-731-4000 (toll free)

 



 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, March 7, 2019.

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AGM & Convention Early Bird Cut Off is March 15!
Early Bird Registration deadline is March 15th, 2019 – Register now to receive your $50 discount!
Direct Member application deadline has been extended to March 15th, 2019 for more information click here.
You can also read the 2019 Draft Resolutions here.
Join us for our Annual General Meeting and Convention in Fort St. John from May 8th to 11th, 2019! The theme for this year’s AGM is Predator-Prey Dynamics.
Come listen and be inspired by our speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker: Virgil Moore - Past Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Chad Day - President, Tahltan Central Government
  • Evelyn Merrill - Professor, Department of Biological Science at the University of Alberta
  • Marco Festa-Bianchet - Professor, Department of Biology at the University of Sherbrooke
  • Mark Boyce - Professor of Ecology, Department of Biological Science at the University of Alberta
  • Mike Morris - Elected MLA, Prince George - Mackenzie
  • Kevin Kriese - Chair, Forest Practices Board 

We also have great activities lined up for youth and spouses attending this year's AGM. Visit our website to learn more about the activities and speakers at this years AGM & Convention.
Registration Forms for the 2019 BCWF AGM & Convention are now available online here

 


Conservation Lottery Early Bird Draw Winner
Congratulations Fred Stock from Ladysmith BC for winning the Early Bird prize, a Liberty ProVault 18 Gun Safe donated by Cabela’s!
The Conservation Lottery kicked off with a BANG this year and, thanks to the support of BCWF members and clubs, we are already 50% sold out!
A BIG thank you goes out to all of the clubs who have been working so hard over the past few months to sell lottery tickets. We are overwhelmed with your support for the lottery and were happy to see thousands of tickets returned for our early bird draw this February. With your help, this is going to be the most successful Conservation Lottery yet!
So far the 3 clubs who have sold the most tickets are:
1. Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association
2. Kamloops and District Fish and Game Association
3. Tie between Parksville Qualicum Fish and Game Association & Ladysmith Sportsmen’s Club
Still don’t have your tickets? There’s still time to place an order for your club before tickets run out. Simply fill in our order form here, and send it back to Jessica at giving@bcwf.bc.ca. There is a limited amount of printed tickets left so please place your order as soon as possible if you’d like to participate.

 

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More Member savings at Mark's!
BCWF Members get early access to Mark's storewide sale on Thursday, March 14! Get a jump on savings by shopping early and take an extra 25% OFF storewide!
Can't Make the Sale?
Your BCWF membership card has a barcode on the back that provides a 10% discount on regular priced sale items. Please, always scan your BCWF Membership Card so 3% of your purchase goes back to the BCWF!
Don't have your updated membership card yet?
No problem, just take this email with you on your phone or print it out, and get the sales clerk to scan the following barcode:

 

 

Event Raffle Winners
Congratulations to all of our winners of our raffle prizes last weekend!
Taylor from Chilliwack was the winner of our Rifle Raffle at the BC Sportsmen’s Show.
Brad and Jason won the signed Vancouver Giants’ Jerseys at the Outdoorsmen’s Show with the Vancouver Giants. Lastly, Jason won the drybag at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show!
Thank-you to everyone who came out and supported us at all of these events!

 

BCWF Programs


Reel Fishing Workshop
Registration is now open for our first Reel Fishing workshop in Surrey, BC. This workshop runs from April 27-28th. The Reel Fishing course provides an opportunity to further enhance or learn new fishing techniques as well as conservation skills in a relaxed and fun environment. 
Register yourself today to not just learn the basics, but to learn the secrets of fishing as well!
Click to register here!

 


Register for Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Today!
Registration for the first BOW program for 2019 in Maple Ridge is now open!
BOW is an all-inclusive outdoor skills weekend for women from all backgrounds and abilities. The BOW Program package includes accommodations, meals, and four hands-on workshops.
Reserve your spot today here!

 

 


 

February's meeting will be at 7:30pm on the 27th.

Look forward to seeing you all downstairs in the Senior's Hall.


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, February 21, 2019.

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2019 BC Budget Announced
The 2019 Budget released on February 19 by Finance Minister Hon. Carol James was focused primarily on supporting health, education and social services objectives. 74% of the provincial budget is directed towards Health, Education and Social Services. Approximately 6% of the budget is directed at Natural Resource and Economic development functions.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD), the  "One Land Manager" for the province accounts for only 1.4 % of the provincial budget. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MOE) represents only .4 %. This budget contains little incremental funding for improving the functioning and sustainability of landscapes and watersheds that are essential to our way of life in the province.
Read our Full Response on the 2019 Budget here.

 


Wetlands Restoration in the Kootenays
Wetlands are a critical component of ecosystem conservation for a number of reasons including supporting a variety of species at risk, holding and filtering water, recharging groundwater, and storing carbon. In the Kootenays, many wetlands have been lost due to dam impoundment and land development.
You can learn more about Wetlands Restoration in the Kootenays through a webinar presented by our Wetlands Education Program Manager, Neil Fletcher. The webinar discusses the importance of wetland restoration, results from BCWF-led monitoring study of past restoration projects, recent BCWF-led restoration projects in the Kootenays, and ways to get involved in the conservation movement.
Check it out here.

 

63rd BCWF AGM & Convention Updates


Nominate a Conservation Superhero today!
The deadline to nominate your conservation superhero has been extended to February 28th!
You have one more week to get your nominations in to honour individuals and member clubs for outstanding hunting, angling and conservation achievements in 2018!
If you know of someone that fits the ticket, nominate them today!
Get your nominations in before it’s too late!
Awards will be presented at the BCWF's 63rd annual AGM & Convention this May, in Fort St. John.
For a full list of awards and the award submission, click here.

 


Have you bought your tickets to this year's Annual General Meeting and Convention?
Join us for our Annual General Meeting and Convention in Fort St. John from May 8th to 11th, 2019! The theme for this year’s AGM is Predator-Prey Dynamics.
 Come listen and be inspired by our speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker: Virgil Moore - Past Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Chad Day - President, Tahltan Central Government
  • Evelyn Merrill - Professor, Department of Biological Science at the University of Alberta
  • Kyle Stelter - President, Wild Sheep Society of BC
  • Marco Festa-Bianchet - Professor, Department of Biology at the University of Sherbrooke
  • Mark Boyce - Professor of Ecology, Department of Biological Science at the University of Alberta
  • Mike Morris - Elected MLA, Prince George - Mackenzie
  • Kevin Kriese - Chair, Forest Practices Board

Green Party leader Dr. Andrew Weaver and Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson will also be in attendance at the convention.
We also have great activities lined up for youth and spouses attending this year's AGM. Visit our website to learn more about the actvities and speakers at this years AGM & Convention.
Make sure to register before March 15th, 2019, to receive an Early Bird Discount of $50!
Registration Forms for the 2019 BCWF AGM & Convention are now available online here.

 

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Only 7 Days until our Early Bird Draw!!
Early Bird purchasers have a chance to win a Liberty ProVault 18 Gun Safe donated by Cabela’s. We will be at Cabela’s in Abbotsford on February 28th to draw our Early Bird winner at 12PM! If you can’t make it down to Cabela’s, join us on our Facebook page for a live stream of the draw.
Don’t miss out on your chance to win the Early Bird prize. Get your ticket purchases in before 12PM on February 27th, 2019.
Purchase Your Tickets Here!

 


Come visit us at the BC Sportsmen's Show March 1-3!
Use our special promo-code: WILDLIFE2019 to receive $2 off your tickets to the show!
We will be selling Conservation Lottery tickets, Rifle Raffle tickets, merchandise and memberships all weekend long! Come check it out and come say hello!
Get your tickets here!

 


Come visit us at the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show March 2 - 3!
Come join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre March 2nd and 3rd and spark your wanderlust at the Outdoor Adventure Show!
Learn about the programs and workshops we offer for anyone who seeks adventure!
Learn more about the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show here!

 


Vancouver Giants Outdoorsmen Night
There will be a lot of free giveaways at the Vancouver Giants Outdoorsmen Night on Friday, March 1st 2019 at the Langley Events Centre! Use our promo-code: BCWF for 25% off your tickets!
This hockey night is an outdoors spectacular featuring Bass Pro Shops, Silvercore Training, Cap It, Swellfish Boats, Mark’s Work Warehouse, Freshwater Fisheries, and many more Outdoor Companies! We will also be drawing the winners for the Vancouver Giants team jerseys.
Doors Open 5:30pm l Puck drop 7:00pm

 

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Register for Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Today!
Registration for the first BOW program for 2019 in Maple Ridge is now open!
BOW is an all-inclusive outdoor skills weekend for women from all backgrounds and abilities. The BOW Program package includes accommodations, meals, and four hands-on workshops.
Reserve your spot today here!

 

 


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, February 7, 2019.

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Improving Wildlife Management
“Working with other organizations will increase the effectiveness of our advocacy which will help reverse the trend in declining wildlife and habitat values across the province.”



Pictured from left to right: Gerry Paille (BC Wildlife Federation); Sean Olmstead (Guide Outfitters Association of BC); John Bergenske (Wildsite); Joe Scott (Conservation NW); Johnny Mikes (Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative); Jessie Corey (CPAWS); Brian Dack (BC Trappers Association); Dr. Jasper Lament (The Nature Trust of BC); John Henderson (Wildlife Stewardship Council); Jesse Zeman (BC Wildlife Federation); Rod Davis (The Wildlife Society – BC Chapter); Mike Schroeder (Wild Sheep Society of BC); Mark Robichaud (BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers)
The Government of BC is in Phase Two of consultation about ways to improve wildlife management and habitat conservation in the province.  The BCWF representative to the process is Wildlife Allocation Chair Gerry Paille.
In advance of the two-day government consultation at the end of January, BCWF representatives met with members of the conservation community to find common ground.  The group agreed on a number of common goals with regards to funding, science and social support. Each representative who attended the Improving Wildlife Management and Habitat Conservation two-day workshop was asked to open with “one big idea.” The BCWF’s statement incorporates many of those common messages:
The BCWF is recommending a new model that conserves, restores, and sustains wildlife and habitat through a commitment to long-term increased government funding and additional funding sources to develop, monitor and meet sustainable landscape level objectives for both wildlife and habitat.  Objectives need to be specific measurable, achievable and legislated with equal authority to other resource legislation and support licensed hunters and First Nations in harvesting game animals.

 


Board of Directors Meeting
The BCWF Board of Directors volunteered to spend the last sunny weekend in January to conduct the business of the organization. Director of strategic initiatives Alan Martin led the Board in a strategic planning exercise designed to review, update and set the strategic priorities for the BCWF for 2019. The Board concentrated on a one year strategic plan to ensure all efforts are aligned and measurable progress is made to move organizational issues forward. This will be finalized in the coming months. Also, a commitment was made to review policies in place so they may be updated where needed. 2019 resolutions submitted by the resolutions committee were reviewed and approvals were made to go to convention. The board is also developing board orientation documents and processes to bring new directors up to speed as soon as possible.
Regional Presidents reported on important issues in their region. Neil Fletcher, Wetlands Education Program Manager made a presentation to the board on Wetland Projects, showing how they are growing in scope and size. Jack O’Halloran, Assistant Director of Operations presented the CORE instructor survey results as well as CORE student survey results. All results were positive. Tina Coleman, Director of Corporate Operations reported on increased membership and donation revenue over the prior year.
The 2019 Conservation Lottery has really taken off and preparations are underway for the Selective Fishing Forum on March 13 as well as the AGM and Convention on May 8 – 11, in Fort St. John.

Issues that continue to be the focus are:
  *   Heart of the Fraser
  *   Roundtables on Moose
  *   Improving Wildlife Management
  *   Caribou in Northeast
  *   Southern Resident Killer Whales and fishing closures
  *   Interior Fraser Steelhead

 


Southern Interior Mule Deer Project Update
Our Southern Interior Mule Deer Project team was busy throughout December capturing more adult does and fawns in our study areas. They have captured deer via net-gunning from helicopters and ground darting. They will be moving to ground capture with clover traps in the coming weeks. Given this is a first effort at such a large-scale project for B.C. we are learning a lot about capturing and collaring deer.
You can read the full update on this project here.

 

63rd BCWF AGM & Convention Updates


Nominate a Conservation Superhero today!
You have just over a week to get your nominations in to honour individuals and member clubs for outstanding hunting, angling and conservation achievements in 2018!
If you know of someone that fits the ticket, nominate them today!
Nominations are being accepted until February 15, 2019
Awards will be presented at the BCWF's 63rd annual AGM & Convention this May, in Fort St. John.
For a full list of awards and the award submission, click here.

 


 Have you bought your tickets to this year's Annual General Meeting and Convention?
Join us for our Annual General Meeting and Convention in Fort St. John from May 8th to 11th, 2019! The theme for this year’s AGM is Predator-Prey Dynamics.
Registration Forms for the 2019 BCWF AGM & Convention are now available – delegates that register before March 15th, 2019 receive an Early Bird Discount of $50. Please visit our website for more information on pricing, accommodations, evening events, and more.
Come listen to the words of our Keynote Speaker Virgil Moore!
Virgil Moore recently retired as the Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game after a 42-year career in wildlife management. During his career, he also served as Director of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Deputy Director for Idaho Fish and Game, Fisheries Bureau Chief for Idaho Fish and Game, and numerous other positions for the department’s fisheries and information and education bureaus.
Other Speakers include:

  • Chad Day - President, Tahltan Central Government
  • Evelyn Merrill - Professor, Department of Biological Science at the University of Alberta
  • Kyle Stelter - President, Wild Sheep Society of BC
  • Marco Festa-Bianchet - Professor, Department of Biology at the University of Sherbrooke
  • Mark Boyce - Professor of Ecology, Department of Biological Science at the University of Alberta
  • Mike Morris - Elected MLA, Prince George - Mackenzie
  • Kevin Kriese - Chair, Forest Practices Board

We have great activities lined up for youth and spouses attending this year's AGM.
Youth will be entertained with a range day on Friday May 10th followed by a River Boat Adventure, provided by Peace Country River Rats, and a geocache treasure hunt on Saturday, May 11th.
For spouses, we offer a more relaxed and scenic look at the Peace Country. Friday May 10th will kick off with a river tour to take in all the splendors of the Peace region, followed by a relaxing day filled with activities to rejuvenate the body and soul on Saturday May 11th. This day of wellness will include hot yoga, a couple hours at the spa, and an afternoon tasting locally made wines and enjoying the simple pleasures the Peace region has to offer.
RegistrationForms for the 2019 BCWF AGM & Convention are now available online at bcwf.bc.caor simply click here.
Delegates who register before March 15th, 2019 receive an Early Bird Discount of $50!

 

 

Other News & Events


Come visit us at the Vancouver International Boat Show!
We will be at the Boat Show until February 10th! 
At the event we are raffling off two Shimano Clarus mooching Rods, two Shimano mooched plus 400gt. (reels spooled), and an assortment of fishing tackle. Tickets are $5!
We are also selling our 2019 Conservation Lottery tickets. We have our Conservation Lottery second prize on display. Come check out the Swellfish Outdoor Equipment Co. 470 Angler Boat on display and just think of the possibilities! 
We hope to see you there!
For more details click here.

 

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You have one more day left to support youth archery in a big way!
For our scholarship awards for the 2019 NASP BC Provincial Tournament, NASP® International has pledged to match donations made towards our NASP Scholarship Program up to $2,000!
Based on the 2017 NASP® International Student Survey, when asked "Has NASP helped you feel more ‘connected to’ and a part of your school?" 58.1% of students responded "Yes".
Double your impact today by donating towards our NASP Scholarship Program and help dedicated archers pursue their academic and career goals.
Please designate your donation to the 2019 NASP Scholarship Fund today!

 

 


 

January's Rod and Gun meeting will be on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:30pm

See everyone on the lower level of the Senior's Hall!

 


 

Caribou herd disappears from Kootenays after last cow relocated

https://www.cranbrooktownsman.com/news/caribou-herd-disappears-from-kootenays-after-last-cow-relocated/?fbclid=IwAR1UabkcXhwWcvWEMH4eXjDQJnVXIyU5u6AaegDsQGpZy6rHEB1cFz-bRy4

 


 

‘A sad day’: two more B.C. mountain caribou herds now locally extinct

https://thenarwhal.ca/a-sad-day-two-more-b-c-mountain-caribou-herds-now-locally-extinct/

 


 

Hello everyone! Below is an example of a letter we would like every member to send to our MP and MLAs.

It is regarding the Lack of public consultation regarding the Section 11 Conservation Agreement for the Central Selkirk Caribou Herd

Please copy and paste and send it to the following people:

Hon. Catherine McKenna, MP
Cabinet Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Catherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca

Hon. Sean Fraser, MP
Parliament Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Sean.Fraser@parl.gc.ca

Hon. John Horgan, MLA
Premier, Province of British Columbia
Premier@gov.bc.ca

Hon. George Heyman, MLA
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca

 

 

Re: Lack of public consultation regarding the Section 11 Conservation Agreement for the Central Selkirk Caribou Herd
Dear Premier and Ministers:
My family lives in ________ in the West Kootenay Region of B.C. and I am a member of the _________.

I am disappointed to learn that caribou recovery plans are underway without any consultation or meaningful communication with the individuals and communities that will be affected by the strategy. These plans will have a potentially significant impact on my community and the surrounding area.  I am writing this letter to ask that the federal and provincial governments hold an open and transparent process when developing the recovery strategies being developed for the Central Selkirk Caribou Herd.

I understand that negotiations are proceeding between the BC Ministry of Environment and Federal Ministry of Environment along with certain First Nations to create a new caribou habitat protection area that could cover a significant portion of the Arrow Lakes region and Central Selkirk Caribou Range. The outcome of these negotiations would have potentially long lasting impacts to the social and economic conditions and way of life for our communities.

I feel it is imperative that our Provincial and Federal governments engage in an open and transparent caribou recovery planning process that includes consultation with communities in areas affected by the plans. An opportunity to meet with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, MP, during her visit to BC in January 2019, is needed for community leaders in the Kootenay Region to express their concerns and ask relevant questions, and for the government to outline their proposed strategy including specific actions, timing and probability of success.

I will look forward to your response and starting meaningful dialogue.

Yours truly,


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, November 29th, 2018

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Have you had your say on whether Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead should be listed as endangered?
You have just a few days left to have your input heard by the government on whether Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead should be listed endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).
The BCWF wants goals set for steelhead and slamon stocks on the Pacific Coast to ensure that their genetic diversity and habitats are preserved. Government must support immediate implementation of the recommended COSEWIC listing for Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead and follow the SARA regulations to save these iconic species from extinction.

Read our full stance here.
You have until December 2nd to have your say.

 


BCWF Wins Budget 2019 Recommendations!
The provincial all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has released its report on the 2019 Budget Consultation.
Among the committee’s unanimous recommendations are numerous solutions proposed by the BCWF. Thanks to the Spruce City Wildlife Association and Kamloops Fish and Game Association for also contributing their expert submissions to the budget process.
Here are a few committee recommendations regarding Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management:
25. Increase funding for fish and wildlife habitat management, conservation, protection and restoration.
26. Increase funding for land use planning in line with the mandate to modernize land use planning, and sustainably manage BC’s ecosystems, rivers, lakes, watersheds, forests and old growth.
27. Improve data collection and analytics for wildlife management, distribute wildlife funding on a regional basis and give regions authority over spending
Read the full report Here.

 

BCWF Wilderness Women
Raise Your Voice, Sign the C-71 Petition!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, Bill Blair are in the process of examining the possibility of a ban on handguns and "assault weapons." Members of Canada's firearm owning community understand that a ban of this kind will unfairly punish the owners of semi-automatic rifles and handguns and will seriously endanger the future ownership of any kind of firearm. 
While a handgun and semi-automatic rifle ban may not affect every firearm owner directly, it sets a dangerous precedent by affirming the flawed idea that banning and confiscating privately owned firearms is the solution to crime and gang violence.
An e-petition has been set up to oppose this ban. By signing the petition, you are:

  • Challenging the dangerous narrative that Canadians support the proposed ban
  • Opposing the Canadian Coalition for Gun Control, led by Wendy Cukier, who has launched a competing e-petition in support of the proposed ban (e-1923).
  • This e-petition is an integral aspect of a much larger effort against the ban, involving political engagement in various forms.

Sign the e-petition, e-1883 Here.

 

2019 Conservation Lottery begins Saturday, December 1st, 2018!
It is that time of year again! The 2019 Conservation Lottery begins on December 1st, 2018! This year we have so many great prizes. Tickets will go on sale December 1st for $10 per ticket. Good luck!
Early Bird Prize: Liberty ProVault 18 Gun Safe
2nd Prize: Swellfish Outdoor Equipment Co. 470 Angler Boat & Tohatsu Motor
3rd Prize:WestJet Gift of Flight Voucher valued at $2,900
4th Prize: Alliance Outdoor Group Rambo R750C G3 Electric Bike Mossy Oak Camo Edition
5th Prize: Delux Wall Tent - 14x16 Wall Tent with Porch & Electric Frame
6th Prize: Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binoculars with Chest Harness & Ranger 1800 Yard RangeFinder
7th Prize: Italian Sporting Goods $500 Gift Card
8th Prize: Mark's Commercial $350 Storm Tech Jacket & $150 Gift Card
9th Prize: Backroad Mapbooks Adventure Package
10th Prize:Husky Gas $250 Gas Gift Card
To purchase tickets please visit www.bcwf.bc.ca or call 1-888-881-2293.
If you are in the Lower-Mainland this weekend, please visit us at Cabela's Abbotsford on Saturday from 10am - 4pm and buy some Conservation Lottery tickets. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Membership Survey 2018
#ThankyouThursday
We want to say a big thank-you to all of our donors, supporters and members!
It’s because of your time, support, gifts and dedication to the BC Wildlife Federation that we’ve been able to fulfill our mission to protect and preserve BC’s Fish, Wildlife and Habitat over the past 63 years.
From all of us here at the BC Wildlife Federation, Thank-you!

 

 


 

Hello everyone!

November's Rod and Gun meeting will be on Wednesday November 28th.

As normal, it's held downstairs in the Senior's Hall.

See you at 7:30pm!


 

Attention Members. The following CBC interviews should be LISTENED TO and THOUGHT ABOUT by Club Members (as well general public).

The available research numbers are mostly quite dismal… but not all. Some may wish to write- off the species as one of Darwin's "Unfit for environmental change", but many do not. 

STAY TUNED TO THE NAKUSP ROD AND GUN CLUB'S WEBSITE TO LEARN OF THE UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER 2018. AT THIS TIME THE PLIGHT OF THE MOUNTAIN CARIBOU IN OUR AREA WILL BE DISCUSSED. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS, WHICH MAY WELL EFFECT LARGE PARTS OF THE WEST KOOTENAYS, MAY ALSO BE DISCUSSED. WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT PLANS ARE BEING PROPOSED AS THIS GEOGRAPHIC AREA IS OUR BACKYARD.

 

 

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-16-2018-1.4621215/how-a-b-c-caribou-herd-on-verge-of-extinction-is-making-a-comeback-1.4621233

 

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/september-2-2017-1.4270740/to-save-endangered-caribou-shoot-a-moose-1.4270762


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, November 15th, 2018

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Fall Harvest
There are Nine Days left until the Fall Harvest Celebration!
Have you purchased your tickets yet?
Celebrate BC’s wilderness with us this season at BCWF’s first ever Fall Harvest Celebration!
Come and learn about the work of Marvin Rosenau, Ken Ashley and Mark Angelo on Defending the Heart of the Fraser. It’s important that we all come together to defend one of the largest Salmonid and White Sturgeon habitats in Western Canada.
Also, don’t miss out on a chance to sample wild eats made just for this event by Tammy Wood, Top 10 MasterChef Canada contestant and Tiffany Bader, Red Seal Chef superstar. Craft Brew will be provided by our local drink sponsor, Four Winds Brewery! All food and drinks are included in your ticket price.
Auction items include a five hour Victoria Fishing Charter for four from Island Outfitters, a mountain helicopter tour for up to four people from Sierra Helicopters, exciting outdoor adventures, luxury resort and hotel stays, local beer and wine, original wildlife artwork, outdoor apparel and much more!
BCWF Members receive 25% off their ticket to the Fall Harvest Celebration!
To purchase your tickets click Here or call the office at 604-882-9988.

 

Wetlands
You're invited to join the BCWF Wetlands Education Program at the Ungulate Winter Range Habitat Improvement Project Open House on November 17th, 2019! 
The BCWF and the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) are partnering on a large-scale Ungulate Winter Range Habitat Improvement project near Newgate, BC on a Provincial Conservation Property.
The open house is on Saturday, November 17th at 1:00 PM at Earl Bar 40 Ranch.
Restoration specialist Tom Biebighauser and representatives from both FLNRORD and BCWF will be present to give tours of the area. Light refreshments will be served at the Quonset located on-site.
Landowners and members of the surrounding communities are invited to attend.
For more information & updates on the project, please visit our website Here.

 

BCWF Conservation LotteryAttention Clubs! Order your Conservation Lottery tickets Now!
A huge thank you goes out to all Clubs that worked so hard selling tickets during the 2018 Conservation Lottery. We sold a record number of tickets and could not have done it without your support. Thank you!
We go into the 2019 Conservation Lottery with a goal to sell-out all 20,000 available tickets. This year we have some fantastic prizes and are thrilled to announce the grand prize -
A 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT Crew Cab 4x4!
We’ll need your assistance again this year. To show our thanks for your efforts, we are offering prizes for the 3 clubs that sell the most tickets.
1st Place Prize: $500.00 BCWF Prize Pack
2nd Place Prize: $250.00 BCWF Prize Pack
3rd Place Prize: $100.00 BCWF Prize Pack
If your club is interested in selling tickets, please complete the order form as soon as possible. Tickets will be available for sale December 1, 2018. You can find the order form HERE.
For more information about the 2019 Conservation Lottery, please contact Jessica Vestergaard, Development Coordinator, 604-882-9988, or giving@bcwf.bc.ca

 

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Membership Survey 2018The North Peace Rod and Gun Club’s Wildlife Raffle has launched!
All funds raised will go towards wildlife and eco-restoration projects in Region 7B
Purchase your tickets Here!

 

Don't miss out on these deals!

BCWF Wilderness Women
Backroad Mapbooks 25th Anniversary Contest
Backroad Mapbooks 25th Anniversary Winter Adventure Contest is in full swing.
Enter for your chance to win The Penthouse XL Roof Top Tent!
Complete the entry form Here. 
To stay up to date on all BRMB adventure contests, Like and Follow their Facebook Page.

 

BCWF Members now receive discounts at Bass Pro
We are excited to announce that BCWF Members can save more while shopping at Bass Pro!
Show your BCWF ID at Bass Pro to receive 15% OFF your next purchase!

 

More Member savings at Mark's!
BCWF Members get early access to Mark's storewide sale today, November 15th! Get a jump on savings by shopping early and take an extra 30% OFF storewide!
Can't Make the Sale?
Your BCWF membership card has a barcode on the back that provides a 10% discount on regular priced sale items. Please, always scan your BCWF Membership Card so 3% of your purchase goes back to the BCWF!
Don't have your updated membership card yet? No problem, just take this email with you on your phone or print it out, and get the sales clerk to scan the following barcode:

 

 

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Our belated October meeting will be held on Wednesday November 7th!

See you downstairs in the Senior's hall at 7:30!


 

BC draws ire from scientists over caribou plan:

Click HERE to read!


 

Results from a BCWF member survey:

Click HERE to read!


 

Here is an opportunity for everyone to voice their thoughts on pistols and assault weapons:

Click HERE to read!


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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Have you bought your ticket yet to the Fall Harvest Celebration on November 24, 2018?
One of the many reasons why you should attend the Fall Harvest Celebration is Sossy Outdoors’ Tammy Wood will be there making wild game hors-d’oeuvres for you to enjoy. 
Tammy Wood is a born and raised British Columbian with a deep-rooted passion for hunting, fishing, and creating wild game and seafood recipes for all hunters and anglers to enjoy! Since her debut on master Chef Canada, Tammy has launched herself into the culinary and hunting world with Wild Game and Seafood recipes.
You can find Tammy’s latest Tasty Tuesday recipe Here.
Also, did we mention that BCWF Members receive 25% off their ticket to the Fall Harvest Celebration!
To purchase your tickets click Here or call Krystine at our office 604-882-9988.

 


Resolutions
Deadline for Resolutions at the 2019 AGM & Convention in Fort St. John is December 31st, 2018
Draft Resolutions emanating from BCWF Member Clubs must be approved by the BCWF Region prior to the December 31st deadline.  
Read the BCWF Resolutions Manual here.
Read the BCWF Resolutions Flowchart here.
Draft Resolutions must be received by the BCWF office prior to or on December 31st, 2018.
It can be emailed to projects@bcwf.bc.ca or mailed to the office at:
BC Wildlife Federation, Attn: Michelle Galang #101, 9706 – 188 Street Surrey, BC V4N 3M2
BCWF Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 BCWF Awards, which will be presented at the 2019 BCWF AGM & Convention.
Visit the BCWF website Hereand select the AGM Awards menu for more information, deadline dates, and to download nomination forms.

 

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Start Your Hoilday Shopping with BCWF!
Beginning October 29th and running to December 24th when you:
Spend $100.00 at the online store you will receive a Piercing Spectacle Print (from acclaimed wildlife artist Denis Mayer Jr. Artist of the Year 2017, and 2011)
Spend $200.00 and receive both Piercing Spectacle and Home Sweet Home Artist of the Year prints 2017 and 2011
Spend $500.00 or more and receive both prints framed and mounted "a retail value of $400.00"
Visit our online store today and take advantage of our current promotions. Don't miss out!
Click to start shopping HERE!

 

 

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We’ll be featured on WildTV
Keep an eye out on WildTV next week. Our PSA on the Heart of the Fraser will be broadcasted on WildTV starting next week.
Don’t have the channel? Have no fear, you can watch our PSA here.
Please share the video with your friends and family, and help us spread the message of the importance of Defending the Heart of the Fraser!

 

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New website launched to provide public easier access to Crown land
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development launched a new website to provide the public with easier access to Crown land use applications. The site features interactive maps and an improved system for providing updates on the status of applications. The ministry manages more than 3,500 applications for Crown land use annually, according to a news release.
Visit the new website here.

 

BC Moose Tracker App
This fall FLNRORD is asking that you record your observations of moose using the BC Moose Tracker mobile device app. B.C. Moose Tracker is an official Government of British Columbia app that allows hunters to play an important part in moose conservation and management.

The app lets users upload information on the number, sex and location of moose they encounter in the wild directly to a province-wide database. The data will help the Province monitor moose populations by alerting staff to emerging issues. The app was developed in collaboration with the BC Wildlife Federation and with the financial support of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
Download the app on the Google Play Store here or at the iTunes store here

 

Events

Come on out this Saturday to the Vancouver Giants’ game!
We will be at the Vancouver Giants' home games every Saturday night, starting this weekend. Take a look at the calendar to see what games you should attend!
Buy your tickets today and come on by and say hello this Saturday night as the Vancouver Giants take on the Portland Winterhawks!

 

 


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, October 4th, 2018


You're invited to our Fall Harvest Celebration on November 24, 2018 at the Fraser River Discovery Centre!
Save the date for our inaugural Fall Harvest Celebration on November 24th, 2018. The evening will have drinks from Four Winds Brewing Company and hors-d’oeuvres featuring red seal chef Tiffany Bader and Sossy Outdoors, Tammy Wood.
Featured speakers at the event include BCWF President Harvey Andrusak, BCWF Director of Fish and Wildlife Restoration Jesse Zeman, Founder and Chair of BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day Mark Angelo, Director of the BCIT Rivers Institute Ken Ashley and Fish Ecology instructor at BCIT Marvin Rosenau. The evening will also include a live auction with one of the top prizes being a 5-hour fishing charter out of Victoria for 4 people donated by Island Outfitters. 
To purchase your tickets click Here.
 or call Krystine at our office 604-882-9988.


Calls for Round Table Answered
The B.C. government has announced the formation of a roundtable to address how to improve moose populations and hunting opportunities in the Tŝilhqot'in National Government territory and surrounding areas. Read government release here. 
In response to concern about the wildfires on moose populations in August, the B.C. Government rescinded 68 Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) moose authorizations for resident hunters. The Tŝilhqot'in subsequently called for a ban on moose hunting for the upcoming hunting season and blockaded a public road to restrict access to their territory.
The BCWF applauds the efforts of the Tŝilhqot'in National Government and Minister Donaldson in moving forward with this moose co-management agreement. The BC Wildlife Federation has been calling for a roundtable for some time and is very pleased with this agreement to kick-start a collaborative approach to managing wildlife in the Tŝilhqot'in territory and adjacent areas. As a solution-based organization, the BCWF believes working with government and the Tŝilhqot'in Nation is critical to making a positive difference to increase the moose population. The BCWF recognizes the Tŝilhqot'in Nation Aboriginal titled lands and traditional territory and has confidence that science and traditional knowledge can be used collectively in the conservation and management of wildlife.
Read our full news release Here.

 

 

BCWF Website PhotosYou have until 2PM today to Help us Win $10,000!
The Aviva Community Fund is donating $1 million to fund charitable initiatives across Canada. The 50 Small Ideas with the most votes will each receive a $10,000 prize.
The BC Wildlife Federation is competing in the Aviva Community Fund competition and, if we win, will attribute the $10,000 towards the youth program. The 50 ideas with the most votes will be selected to win!
We need your help to win $10,000! Simply go to the Aviva Community Fund Website, go to our idea page,register to the Aviva Community Fund Website and cast your votes. 
"Please help support the 2019 BCWF Youth Program. This last year we hit a record breaking 122 youth all over BC with our camps. We aim to set a new record next year.
Receiving this $10,000 prize will help us run more camps, more programs, and make 2019 a year to remember!" - Chris Lim, Youth Program Coordinator

Education is a critical value for the BCWF. The future of British Columbia relies on educating the public – especially today’s youth – about sustainable management of our natural resources including fish, wildlife, and habitat.
Every vote will bring us one step closer to $10,000! Please cast your votes today before 2PM to support the BCWF youth program.
VOTE HERE!

 

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Support the BCWF and help us mobilize our conservation efforts!
This past summer the BCWF truck was involved in a terrible accident. Luckily, none of our staff were hurt, but our truck was totaled.
CFOX is hosting a contest "Give-A-Ram-A" where they will give a worthy charity a 2018 Ram 1500!
BC Wildlife Federation offers free and low-cost programs around the Province to restore degraded environments, build stewardship capacity, and connect children and youth to nature.Our truck allowed us to mobilize our staff and volunteers to reach communities across BC, and to pull a trailer full of equipment and tools. As an example, the Wetlands Program delivers over 12 workshops a year and engages in on-the-ground habitat enhancement projects around the Province. As well, our Youth Program provides nature camps and leadership training to kids ages 9-17. If we win the "Give-A-Ram-A" we will be able to continue to bring nature to the classroom and the classroom to nature!
Please vote for the BCWF and in 100 words or less tell them why the BCWF deserves a new truck!
VOTE HERE!

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Wilderness Women - The First Hunt and what it takes to be a Mountain Hunter
Jenny Ly has returned from her Woodland Caribou hunt in Northern BC. This is her account of the adventure.
"Before the caribou hunt, a lot of anxiety came from the fact I wasn’t going to be able to keep up or pack out as much as the men in my group. I didn’t want to feel like a burden, or that I wasn’t pulling my weight. The insecurities that developed made me feel like I was interfering with the “boys club”, even though that was far from the truth."
Read the full story on our blog.
If you know of someone who should be featured as a Wilderness Women contact us Here!

 

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The September Rod and Gun meeting will be held on Wednesday September 26th at 7:30pm

As always, see you downstairs in the Senior's Hall!


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BCWF Member Update Thursday, September 20th, 2018


Thank You for Your Contributions!
We want to say a big thank-you to everyone who gave a gift towards National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day and doubled their impact! A special thank you goes out to our generous Matching sponsor, Silvercore Training! Silvercore has been a long-time partner of the BC Wildlife Federation and we are so appreciative of their ongoing support.
National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day, celebrated on September 15th, provides annual recognition to the important contributions hunting, trapping, and angling provide to our identity, culture and economy. Yet, it also serves as a reminder that our natural resources do not occur accidentally and we have to work hard to conserve our fish, wildlife and their habitats. Through your gift, you are not only helping the conservation of fish and wildlife, you are helping protect our outdoor heritage.
Thank you!

BCWF Website PhotosOur Committees at Work : Recreation Shooting Sports and Firearms Committee
The Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association hosted a well-attended town-hall style forum for concerned firearms owners on September 15, 2018.
Over 200 men and women from Powel River, Parksville, Nanaimo, Cowichan and south of the Malahat were in attendance. 
Municipal elections are coming up on October 20, and some urban council candidates are campaigning on promises to ban rifle, handgun and ammunition sales. Unfortunately, this is a misdirected attempt to address gang violence: It’s hard to see how targeting lawful use of firearms would even slow down gangsters.
The BCWF Recreational Shooting Sports and Firearms Committees have issued some suggested questions for members to ask municipal candidates about firearms policy, along with information to help educate others on this issue.
Read our suggested questions here.

 

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BCWF Membership has its Benefits!
Today BCWF Members can take an extra 25% OFF Storewide.
You can also save 20% off from Friday, September 21st - Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 on Mark's and Mark's Commercial products. This offer is valid instore only.
Take advantage of this limited time sale and start your weekend off right by shopping at Mark's today!

 

Membership Survey 2018
BCWF Membership Survey Reminder
If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The results will be summarized online and provide guidance to the Board and in representing the interests of our membership.
Take the survey here.
If you complete your survey before October 15th, 2018 you will receive a 15% off promo-code for our online store!

 

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Jump for Wildlife is just 9 days away!
Come on out on September 29th to Wildplay Elements Park in Maple Ridge.
Watch our dedicated participants take the 40 foot plunge for at-risk species. You can join the fun too with 25% of your registration fee going back to the BC Wildlife Federation.
Help us protect BC’s fish, wildlife and their habitats for present and future generations to enjoy!

 

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Celebrate World Rivers Day with Us!
Come join us at the Burnaby Village Museum On Sunday September 23rd for the 14th annual World Rivers Day!
We will be there from 11 – 4:30. Come by and say hello and check out our fun educational activities.

 

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THE NAKUSP ROD AND GUN RIFLE RANGE WILL BE OPENED AS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2018.

Thank you for your understanding during the closure. As you probably know, the range was closed to ensure the safety of FIRE FIGHTING crews and helicopters working on the MCLEOD Ck. fire.

 


 

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BCWF Member Update Thursday, September 6th, 2018

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Dear  Valued Members,
As British Columbia’s leading conservation organization, we know our members are passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. The Executive and Board bases its decisions on this understanding. However, we recognize there are some issues where decisions are made that the general membership may not agree. We would like to think that such instances are few and far between.
The following survey is our attempt to better understand who makes up our membership, where our members are from, what are their primary interests and what motivates them to want to continue to be a member of the BC Wildlife Federation.
The survey results are expected to provide a "perception check" of how the Federation is doing and what direction members would like us to take. We hope through this short survey we will receive meaningful and informative results. This is your organization and it is our hope that you will take this chance to shape its future.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The results will be summarized online and provide guidance to the Board and in representing the interests of our membership.
Take the survey here.
If you complete your survey before October 15th, 2018 you will receive a 15% off promo-code for our online store!

 

BCWF Needs your Wildlife Photos
We are in the process of revamping our website and we need your help! We are looking for high resolution wildlife or landscape (from around British Columbia) photographs to rejuvenate our website.
If you think you have the perfect picture, please email marketing@bcwf.bc.ca with your high resolution photos. You will get full photo credit if we use your photo on our website

 

BCWF Wilderness Women Ambassador
Meet Jenny Ly, she is a young woman living in downtown Vancouver. She loves the outdoors, food and loves to eat healthy, that is why, with little prior knowledge, she embarked on the challenge to become a hunter.
Read her story and learn more about her hunting adventures through our blog here. 
If you would like to be our next Wilderness Women Ambassador or want to nominate an amazing & adventurous woman in your life please email communications@bcwf.bc.ca and tell us why!

 

Help Defend the Heart of the Fraser

"If you cut someone’s heart out, they cannot survive. And this is the Heart of the Fraser."

The development of two bridges proposed for the side-channel crossings to Carey and Herrling Island would mean the destruction of crucial habitat for white sturgeon, chinook, chum, pink and other salmonids. The gravel reach of these islands provides essential spawning, rearing, and migratory habitat for a myriad of fish. If these bridges are allowed and the subsequent development of these islands pursued, it would be the most damaging fresh water impact on salmon habitat in the last century. Please help us Defend the Heart of the Fraser and sign the petition.   

To learn more about the different aspects of the Heart of the Fraser read our Blog posts by visiting our website here.

 

BCWF Youth Programs Update
Another great summer for the BCWF Youth Program, reaching our highest number of campers ever: 120! four camps were run, Wild Kidz Castlegar, Dawson Creek, and Abbotsford and Go Wild Rock Creek. A fifth camp, Go Wild Lake Country, was scheduled but was cancelled due to a car accident mid-July.
We would like to thank everyone who supported us during this summers camps. We are already looking forward to the summer camps in 2019!
For updates about next years summers camps please visit our website here.

 

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Thank you for visiting us at IPE!
We’d like to thank all those who came out this past week for the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong. It was nice to speak with members on different issues. Thank-you to all those who entered into our rifle raffle, all the money raised will go back to supporting our initiatives and programs.
Our lucky winner of the Sako Finnlight 30-06 was Sorrel Schoenberger from Enderby. Patrick Fishley from Kelowna was the winner of our gift basket. Congratulations to both winners!

 

Join us at Wildplay Elements Park in Maple Ridge on September 29th, 2018!
Take a risk for BC’s at-risk species by facing your fears and jumping off the “What’s to Fear” jump at Wildplay Elements Park, with all proceeds raised going back to support the BC Wildlife Federation.
Support the BC Wildlife Federation and sign-up to Jump for Wildlife here!

 

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Members please note that the rifle and pistol components of the Rifle Range are presently CLOSED.

This measure is necessary to accommodate fire fighting operations above and behind the rifle range.

Archers may safely use the range.

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ATTENTION BCWF HUNTERS & MEMBERS

The BC Wildlife Federation would like to express our support of the Tahltan people and their communities while they deal with the large wildfires in their traditional territory. With hunting season upon us, the BC Wildlife Federation asks that members and all hunters be respectful of the situation by avoiding the fire zones and the many cultural camps within the Tahltan territory.
BCWF President Harvey Andrusak said, "We support the Tahltan in their efforts to grow wildlife populations in their territories, and we support residents’ right to hunt when there is no conservation concern about a wildlife species."
Read more about our response here.
These large wildfires put excessive stress on wildlife and their habitats, so we ask that hunters and others participating in backcountry recreational activities regard stewardship as the utmost priority. If hunters decide to go to the Tahltan's territory, they may find certain access points etc. blocked by Tahltan members.

For more information about Blockades or any other updates
visit our website under News & Updates


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