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SWAN LAKE FISHERY WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY PROPOSED WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

There are some rumors going around that the MFLNRO is attempting to close Swan lake down to fishing. Well I have been assured (by Eric Hegerat MFNRO) that the fishery will not be changing.

Fishermen will still be able to fish ! What I do imagine may be up for debate in the upcoming open house is a possible horsepower restriction to potentially stop large wakes that affect nesting birds. This may affect some fishermen's opportunities I suppose.

Swan lake is a great urban fishery with several species including trout, perch, pumpkinseed and burbot. Since 2010 a serious effort (in stocking) by the MFLNRO and FFBC has produced a great rainbow fishery and catch success is way up since the late 1990s and early 2000s. If it wasnt for the nasty Yelow Perch eating up all the insects in the lake, I'm sure 3-4 pound trout would be a common occurance instead of a rare sight as it is currently.

I have some pics attached to this post showing a diehard swan lake fisherman (Sam Huang RIP) with a trout from the late 1990's compared with an unknown angler with a catch that is common nowadays. Granted the odd large one still exists in swan lake but the perch have made the pickings much slimmer these days compared to old times. If a trout wants to get big he has to turn to eating other fish (like the pumpkinseed).
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12 hours ago

Trap Shoot this Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 10 AM.
Hosted by Trap RO's Jeff T and Chris W.
If you can, please show up at 9:30
and help with set up, possible snow removal,
and getting the fire going . . .
$5 per round of 25.
S5 charge for guests.
Bring your own ammo, max pellet size is 7 1/2.
Straight shootin' everyone!
Photos are from last Sunday's outing,
with Judd R achieving high score for the day with 24/25 !
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2 days ago

Trap Shoot this Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 10 AM.
Hosted by Trap ROs Jeff T and Chris W.
If you can, please show up at 9:30 
and help with set up, possible snow removal,
and getting the fire going . . .
$5 per round of 25.
S5 charge for guests. 
Bring your own ammo, max pellet size is 7 1/2.
Straight shootin everyone!
Photos are from last Sundays outing,
with Judd R achieving high score for the day with 24/25 !

Trap Shoot this Sunday, November 12th, 2017, 10 AM.
Hosted by Trap RO's Jeff T and Chris W.
If you can, please show up at 9:30
and help with snow removal.
$5 per round of 25.
S5 charge for guests.
Straight shootin' everyone!
A Reflective Remembrance Day to All.

Photos are from last Sunday's "Hot Dog Shoot", where 3 Novice Ladies, invited by Trap RO Rhonda B, joined the fun in the snow, with respectable results.
High Score for the day Prize went to Dan H, who shared his winnings with the Ladies in attendance.
A lunch of Hot Dogs with Cookies for dessert, along with the camp fire, kept everybody warm enough until mid afternoon, and the sun and blue skies made for a very enjoyable day shooting and socializing.
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1 week ago

Trap Shoot this Sunday, November 12th, 2017, 10 AM.
Hosted by Trap ROs Jeff T and Chris W.
If you can, please show up at 9:30 
and help with snow removal.
$5 per round of 25.
S5 charge for guests. 
Straight shootin everyone!
A Reflective Remembrance Day to All.

Photos are from last Sundays Hot Dog Shoot, where 3 Novice Ladies, invited by Trap RO Rhonda B, joined the fun in the snow, with respectable results.
High Score for the day Prize went to Dan H, who shared his winnings with the Ladies in attendance.
A lunch of Hot Dogs with Cookies for dessert, along with the camp fire, kept everybody warm enough until mid afternoon, and the sun and blue skies made for a very enjoyable day shooting and socializing.

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Way too much fun !!!!!!!!

Trap Shoot this Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 10 AM,
with Giant BBQ Beef Wieners, Buns, Sauerkraut, Cheese,
Condiments, Water and Cookies.
Please bring your own favourite hot beverage.
Hosted by Trap RO's Rhonda B, Curtis T, Jeff T and Chris W.
Prize to High Score of the Day
If you can, please show up at 9:30
and help with snow removal.
$5 per round of 25.
S5 charge for guests.
Straight shootin' everyone!
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2 weeks ago

Trap Shoot this Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 10 AM, 
with Giant BBQ Beef Wieners, Buns, Sauerkraut, Cheese, 
Condiments, Water and Cookies.
Please bring your own favourite hot beverage.
Hosted by Trap ROs Rhonda B, Curtis T, Jeff T and Chris W.
         Prize to High Score of the Day
If you can, please show up at 9:30 
and help with snow removal.
$5 per round of 25.
S5 charge for guests. 
Straight shootin everyone!

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2 weeks ago

Join BCWF and Support the Future of Mule Deer. A presentation and discussion on: Ecology and Conservation of Mule Deer.

Listen to the live stream of the presentation here--->https://buff.ly/2yi9xfX

Read the poster for more details.
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3 weeks ago

Meat to Food Banks

Most BCCOS offices distribute seized wildlife meat to food banks or people that are less fortunate than others. So far in 2017, Peace BCCOS investigations have resulted in the seizure of 25 moose, 6 elk, 5 deer and 3 mountain sheep which has added up to over 15,000lbs of meat to food banks. This is just one region out of eight in BC. The provincial total so far this fall is much higher. Obviously the BCCOS would like to see compliance with hunting regulations better then it currently is, but at least in most cases, a seized animal doesn’t go to waste.
Report All Poachers and Polluters 1-877-952-7277
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3 weeks ago