Category Archives: BC Wildlife Federation

Stocked and Ready for Youngsters to ‘Go Fish’

Over the past eight years, more than 34,000 young rainbow trout have been stocked in two Central Okanagan fishing areas for the annual ‘Go Fish’ program for youngsters. The BC Freshwater Fisheries Society and Summerland Trout Hatchery staff are adding 2,500 more 25-30 centimeter long fish into the special fishing areas in two regional parks […]

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Upcoming CORE & PAL Course

  The Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) course is for anyone 10 or older who is interested in getting their BC hunter number, and/or their PAL (Possession Acquisition License). This event is sponsored by MSBC and the Peachland Sportsman’s Club.   This course requires a large amount of class time. The fee will cover all […]

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Steeves/Trail Mix: MPs now can decide whether to conserve B.C. salmon

  By Judie Steeves – Kelowna Capital News Published: November 01, 2012 2:00 PM Updated: November 01, 2012 2:18 PM It won’t satisfy the most radical environmentalists, nor those on the opposite end of the spectrum, but it’s a measured, thoughtful, firm set of recommendations to save the salmon.   Commissioner Bruce Cohen made 75 […]

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Fishing Forever ….. by Judie Steeves

  Both the lake and the eyes of the 40 or so people with special needs sparkled Sat., July 21 in Peachland as they fished for the big one off the dock or along the lake downtown, with the help of some 50 or so volunteers from the Peachland Sportsman’s Association. Peachland Lions then flipped […]

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Thank-You – Bethany Froehlich !

  Ken Sward, President of the Okanagan Region of the BCWF couldn’t have expressed it any better in thanking Bethany Froehlich for organizing the PSA Youth Fishing Day at Shannon Lake. Ken stated:   “On behalf of everyone in Region 8, I would like to extend our most sincere appreciation for the organizational skills and […]

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BCWF Convention – Youth Program Report by Bethany Froehlich

  Every year the youth program at the BCWF AGM & Convention is enjoyable. We learn new things and add to the knowledge we previously had.   Again, the youth program didn’t disappoint – the Courtenay club did a great job of hosting us and finding new activities.   On the first day of the […]

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Ron Taylor Receives Highest Honour by BC Wildlife Federation

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) wrapped up its 56th Annual General Meeting & Convention in Courtenay on April 28. The AGM welcomed over 250 delegates and guests from across the province to discuss conservation topics related to fish, wildlife and habitat. The conference was co-hosted by the Courtenay & District Fish and Game Protective Association, […]

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BC Wildlife Federation April Newsletter Now Available

  The April Issue of the BC Wildlife Federation’s newsletter has just been published and is available on the Federation’s website. It includes the following articles:   · Yamaha Grizzly ATA has New Owner · Long-Gun Registry Continues to Move Closer to Abolition · Bucks for Ducks: HR Group’s Charitable Marketing Campaign · BCWF Gets […]

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Help the BCWF win $50,000 for a Wetland Mapping Project…here’s how

  Celebrate Earth Day!   In celebration of Earth Day, Shell FuellingChange™ is offering all registered users 50 Bonus Votes to allocate to the environmental projects of their choice on   From 12:01 am EDT on Sunday, April 22, 2012 through 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, April 29, 2012, enter the following Bonus Code to […]

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Grizzly Bears: Anti-Hunting Groups Evade Science

SURREY- The media frenzy that usually accompanies the April 1st opening of the spring bear hunt season has come in full gear, and the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is disappointed that anti-hunting activists are evading science, the mortar used to build the foundation of sustainable wildlife management in BC. Anti-hunting activists claimed that grizzly bear populations were […]

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