Aug 22, 2012
Writers: this is our query call for the 2013 line upRead More...
Sep 16, 2011
The Fish, Wildlife & Habitat Management Branch, Thompson-Okanagan Region, is currently working on a collaborative project with the Lillooet Tribal Council & St’at’imc Nation to assess migration ecology and habitat use of mule deer bucks in Management Unit 3-32 and parts of 5-03 and 5-04, west of the Fraser River in the south-central part of the province. Twenty-one (21) mule deer bucks have been GPS collared on spring ranges along the Fraser River, between Lillooet and Empire Valley, and in the Carpenter Lake area during the spring of 2011. Based on previous information from collared deer in these areas, collared bucks may be found throughout these management units during the fall deer season. To facilitate the collection of information, and to maximize the information gained from these bucks, we request that hunters avoid harvesting radio-collared mule deer bucks. Hunters should also be aware that many of the collared bucks were chemically immobilized during capture operations. Health Canada advises that ungulates should not be consumed for a 1 year period following immbolization.Read More...
Jul 27, 2011
BC Outdoors writer Othmar Vohringer has been heating up the keyboard with a flurry of blog contributions lately. Interested to hear what he has to say on "antler addiction"? How about government controls? Have a read and post your comments on his blog page.Read More...
Jul 27, 2011
A recent study by the East Kootenay Wild Turkey Association, in association with the National Wild Turkey Federation, has taken a look at the effects of Merriam's wild turkey populations on commercial agriculture producers in southeastern BC. Here we present a summary of their findings.Read More...
Jun 27, 2011
BC Outdoors is proud to announce that the first season of our television show, BC Outdoors Sport Fishing, has been nominated for three Grizzly Awards! The prestigious accolades are presented by Canada's hunting and fishing network Wild TV, who will be honouring the winners at a ceremony in Edmonton, Alberta on August 6th. It is the second annual presentation of the awards and BC Outdoors Sport Fishing will be vying for three prizes: Best Fishing - Fan Choice, Best New Show - Fan Choice, and Fan Favourite - Fan Choice. And you can help us win by going to the awards website and voting for the program! In addition, by voting for the show you will be entered to win some exclusive BC Outdoors gear (see below for details)!Read More...
Advanced Learning with the Pros at Stoney Lake Lodge
October 1-3, 2010
MOE is proceeding with the LRMP (Co-ordinated Access Management Plan) approved and signed off Seasonal Motorized Closures for grizzly bears.The 11 locations are to be designated as motorized closures under the Wildlife Act and designed to protect Grizzly bear sows and cubs during the spring forage period (April 1 – June 15) and to facilitate grizzly bear recovery in the S2S LRMP area.
1. Haylmore/Common Johnny creeks – April –June 15. Access control point – gate crossing at Common Johnny creek on the Haylmore FSR.
2. Birkenhead River – April 1- June 15. Access control point – Gate located at Tenquille creek on the Birkenhead FSR.
3. Phelix creek – April 1- June 15. Access control point – start of Phelix creek FSR at the junction of the Phelix creek FSR and the Blackwater FSR.
4. North creek – April 1 – June 15. Access control point – Delilah creek on the North creek FSR.
5. Salal creek – April 1 – June 15. Access control point – 3 km. Up the Salal creek FSR.
6a. Meager creek (North) – April 1 – June 15. Access control point – Approx. 2km past the south junction to the Meager creek hotsprings at the established gate.
6b. Meager creek (South) – April 1 – June 15. Access control point – just past Meager creek hotsprings at the Hotsprings creek croosing.
7. South creek – April 1 – June 15. Access control point – 1st bridge crossing South creek on the South creek FSR.
8. Ryan River – All season motorized closure (exception for industrial traffic) and April 1- June 15 (all motorized traffic). Access control point – Bridge at 8 km of the Ryan River FSR.
9. Sims creek – April 1 June 15. Access control point – bridge crossing Wingate creek at 50.5 mile on the G-Main FSR.
10. Ashlu River – April 1 – June 15. Access control point – 32 mile (Pikett creek) on the Ashlu FSR
11. Sloquet creek – April 1 – June 15. Access control point – Unnamed creek 5 km N of the bridge crossing N. Sloquet creek on the N. Sloquet FSR.