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The North Peace Rod and Gun Club would like to thank:

Organizers — Gregg Nicoll, Tammi Drapeau and Guy Lahaye

Volunteers — Royal Canadian Army Cadets

Sponsors — Royd Lusk/Skyline Wildlife Studios, Backcountry, and Apex Valve Services

2017 Fundraiser Program Cover

 Tickets for the 31st Annual Fundraiser are now available for $75 each. See Steve or Tell at Backcountry regarding tickets and/or to donate to the event.

2017 Public Wildlife Count Mule Deer Fawn

Who: Anyone with an interest in wildlife in the Peace Region (hunters, First Nations, agricultural producers, naturalists, local families) 

Where: In areas around Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope 

When: Any part of the day on February 4th or 5th 2017 (Please choose one day only.) 

Why: To collect data on trends in population size and location of deer, elk and moose. The information will be used to help inform management decisions. Prizes for participation. 

For more information, contact Katelyn White at the Natural Resource Operations office in Fort St. John (250) 787-3496 or Katelyn.White@gov.bc.ca 

More Information Public Wildlife Count 2017 

Sat, January 28/17 0800 – 9:00PM Non-Restricted Cost 125.00 + GST (6.25) = 131.25

Sun, January 29/17 1:00PM – 7:00PM Restricted Cost: 75.00 + GST (3.75) = 78.75

Northern Lights College

See the poster for more details.

FSJ Course Poster Jan 2017

Christmas 2016 Holiday Wishes

Holiday Range Closure

The facilities at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be closed from December 20, 2016 through to January 4, 2017. The Club reopens on January 5, 2017.

 

BCWF Conservation App Logo

Available to iPhone users, the new Conservation App makes it easy for users to take geo-referenced, time-stamped photos or videos and to report issues related to illegal use, or abuse, of natural resources. The app works both in and out of service areas using the phone’s GPS.  Reports are sent to a secure server and then forwarded automatically to the appropriate enforcement agency. An Android version of the app will be available next year.

Download the app and visit the BCWF mapping website

A concerned group of residents from the Charlie Lake area are in the process of collecting signatures on a petition that supports the efforts of Pat Pimm’s MLA First Nations Stakeholder Advisory Committee with specific emphasis on two parcels of land on Charlie Lake and one parcel at mile 63.5 that have reserves put on them for consideration in negotiations with local first nations. 

More information is included on the petition website.

Please consider signing the petition.

Youth Celebration of Hunting & Youth Appreciation Day is on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The fun starts at 2 PM with .22 and trap shooting, and outdoor winter activities as long as the weather cooperates. A free supper at 4 PM will be followed by the youth trophy awards. The trophy portion of the event is open only to children of North Peace Rod and Gun Club members 18 years and under.

Check the poster for event details and how to get trophies measured.

2017 Youth Appreciation and Trophy Awards Day Poster

Local regional wildlife biologists Mike Bridger and Audrey Gagné-Delorme, and Michel Lavaliere, Regional Fish and Wildlife Section Head, will be attending our October monthly meeting to tell us about some project proposals that they are working on. Mike will be talking about goats and sheep, Audrey about grizzly bears, and Michel about ecosystem restoration (prescribed burning).

Don’t forget the meeting date has been changed to Monday, October 24, 2016.

Grizzly Bear Photo

The authors of the Scientific Review of Grizzly Bear Harvest Management System in B.C. found that the Province has a high level of rigour and adequate safeguards in place to ensure the long-term stability of grizzly populations. The report was prepared by a panel of three respected wildlife biologists, one two from the University of Alberta and one from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, all leaders in the field of grizzly bear research and conservation.

The report includes 51 recommendations aimed at enhancing habitat protection, population inventory, access and harvest management, and increasing public consultation. Wildlife staff are updating the grizzly bear harvest management procedure to address some of the recommendations, while others require additional analysis.

Read the full report at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/management-issues/docs/grizzly-bear-harvest-management-2016.pdf

 

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