Horseshoe Creek Outfitters offer Guided Grizzly Bear Hunting
Grizzly Bear UpdateJANUARY 2019
In December of 2018 the British Columbia Government closed all Grizzly Bea Hunting in the
Province with the exception of First Nations. All BC Outfitters have gone through the 2018
Hunting Season with NO GRIZZLY BEAR HUNTING.
December 19, 2018; A Class Action law suit has been filed against this decision with the BC
Supreme Court. This lawsuit filed by Ron Flemming of Love Bros. & Lee will be costly and time
consuming. The suit alleges the decision was taken for inappropriate reasons, without regards
to proper wildlife management practices, and with the knowledge that the decision would cause
harm to Guide Outfitters. We (Guide Outfitters Association of BC) (Ron Fleming) believe that to
manage wildlife properly, all species must be managed. Choosing to not manage Grizzly Bears
will have unintended consequences.
For more information please go to: bearsinbc.com
If you would like to help with any monetary assistance, please contact the GOABC office and their
staff will assist you with your contribution or you can contribute directly to
This large animal reaches weights of 300-1500 pounds.
The coat color ranges from shades of blond, brown, black or a
combination of these; the long outer guard hairs are often tipped
with white or silver giving it a grizzled appearance hence the
name. The grizzly has a large hump over the shoulders which is
a muscle mass used to power the forelimbs in digging. The head
is large and round with a concave facial profile. In spite of
their mass size this bear runs at speeds of up to 35 mph.
The grizzly bear is primarily nocturnal and in the winter
puts on up to 400 pounds of fat, becoming very lethargic. Although
they are not true hibernators and can be woken easily, they like
to den up in a protected spot, such as a cave, crevice or hollow
log during the winter months. Being omnivores, they feed on a
variety of plants and berries including roots or sprouts and fungi
as well as fish, insects and small mammals. Normally a solitary
animal, the grizzly congregates alongside streams and rivers during
the salmon spawn. Every other year females produce one to four young which
are the size of rats, weighing only one pound.
Ray & Sharon Jackson have lived in the Peace River area of Northeastern British
Columbia for many years, and have been outfitting in the area since 1991.
They live as well as work in their hunting country year round, running their
own ranching operation in addition to outfitting. Ray has been guiding since 1978.
Horseshoe Creek Outfitters Ltd, PO Box 518, Hudson's
Hope, BC, Canada, V0C 1V0
Phone 250-783-5220 Email
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