Executive Summary

Mountain goats are relatively abundant and found throughout the Peace Region. To better assess abundance and distribution of mountain goats across the Peace Region, a 5-year regional population assessment began in 2013. As part of this multi-year project, an aerial classified total count of mountain goats was conducted July 3-11, 2014 (Year 2 of 5) in Management Units 7-36, 7-43, and 7-57 of the Peace Region and Management Unit 7-37 of the Omineca Region of British Columbia. During the survey a total of 290 mountain goats were counted: 190 adults (males and females combined), 42 juveniles (yearlings and 2-year olds combined), 55 kids, and 3 unclassified individuals. A 65% sightability correction factor was applied to the total number of mountain goats counted, bringing the estimated number to 446. Information obtained from survey results will be used to manage sustainable harvest of mountain goats.

The full report:

North Peace Goat Inventory July 2014


The CORE course will be held from Tuesday, October 14 to Friday, October 17, 2014

The PAL course will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 and the Restricted PAL course on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Check out the posters for more details.

The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education Course Poster Oct 2014


PAL: September 20, 2014

PALR: September 21, 2014


Check out this information sheet about age and size of walleye in Charlie Lake:

How old is my walleye in Charlie Lake

In 2014, the Fish & Wildlife division (in partnership with the Wildfire Management Branch) of FLNRO successfully treated approximately 6,800 hectares of wildlife habitat across the Peace Region of northeast BC. Areas treated with prescribed fire in 2014 will restore important forage for ungulates in significant winter range and in relation to important habitat features, such as escape terrain.

Files received from Nick Baccante and Alicia Woods from our regional fish and wildlife group:

2014 Burn Summary newsletter

Burns 2014 – kmz file that shows the burn boundaries in Google Earth.


The organizers of the 2014 Oilmen’s Trap shoot would like to thank Northern Metalic for their generous sponsorship of the Browning 725 Over/Under shotgun as our major door prize, as well as Dave Jeffers and the CCT group for putting on the Saturday Dinner.Also Ace Instruments has been a generous sponsor for many years as our Hat Sponsor and they always have something to contribute to the card raffles.

Lynette Kitt with Unforgettable Memories and Sam Warren with St. John Advertising both did amazing jobs with the administration and scoring, making the chairman’s job a lot easier.

High Team

1st Place: Twylight Pressure Testers Score: 429

2nd Place: Ditmarsia Holdings Score: 413

High Overall

1st Place: Tyler Mikkelson Score: 95

2nd Place: Vern Turriff Score 94

Senior: Francis Andal Score:93

Complete Qualifiers

May 2014 General Meeting Minutes

PAL: July 5, 2014  8-10 Hours
Restricted PAL: July 6, 2014 6-8 Hours

For more information:


Executive Summary

The winter of 2006-2007 was more severe than average in terms of snow depths, temperatures, and a delayed spring. The severe winter coincided with the liberalization of hunting regulations for mule deer in the agricultural area of the Peace Region by the Ministry of Environment. In order to quantify the immediate effects of these two factors on ungulate populations and to monitor changes in ungulate populations over time, four survey blocks that had been counted for a mule deer survey in 2005 were identified and re-surveyed from 2007-2010, 2012, and again in 2013-14, and will be surveyed annually when funding is available. The four blocks are in management unit 7-33. The count focussed on number and classification by age and sex of mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose, and recorded observations of incidental species (primarily wolves, coyotes and sharp-tailed grouse). The total number of mule deer observed in 2013-14 was 270, representing an overall decrease of 60% in mule deer numbers from 2005, prior to the severe winter of 2006-2007. White-tailed deer numbers have fluctuated since 2005, and the number observed in 2013-14 was comparable to that observed in 2005. A total of 99 moose were observed in the four replicate blocks in 2013-14, which is the lowest count of moose since 2005, representing a decrease of 24% from 2005 and a decrease of 28% from 2012. Overall elk numbers have appeared to increase from 2005 and 2012; however, this type of survey does not provide reliable results indicative of elk populations in the agricultural area.

Read the entire technical report:

Peace Agriculture Zone Ungulate Winter Replicate Block Count – February 2014

There was no general meeting in December 2013.

General Minutes April 2014

General Minutes March 2014

General Minutes February 2014

General Minutes January 2014

General Minutes November 2013

General Minutes October 2013

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