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5 days ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

Today, 141 new wildfires started across the province – mostly due to lightning activity. The southern third of the province saw the biggest uptick in new wildfire starts, with 33 new fires in the Coastal Fire Centre, 41 new fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre, and 60 new fires in the Southeast Fire Centre.

Provincially, there are currently 586 active wildfires burning at this time. Suffice it to say, today was a busy day across the board for everyone responding to BC’s wildfire situation, whether they were on the frontlines of a fire or working from behind the scenes.

For tonight’s sign-off post, we would like to highlight the work of our dispatchers who are integral to facilitating the response to wildfires. They are constantly in communication with crews and aircraft over the radio and help to keep everything running smoothly during times of high fire activity. The dispatchers did an absolutely incredible job today keeping up with the demand.

Pictured below is a photo of one of their “command centres” – photo courtesy of the Kamloops Fire Centre. Out of the 41 new fires today in the Kamloops Fire Centre, five are now Under Control, one is Being Held, five have been put out, and 30 remain Out of Control.

Today was a team effort, and we thank British Columbians for their support.
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6 days ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

The Summerland Trout Hatchery staff have collected three million rainbow trout eggs which will be ponded for release as autumn fry in September. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

This weekend we will be presenting Kokanee 101 & Big Lake Fishing Tactics for Rainbow Trout seminars at the Okanagan Fall Hunting & Outdoor Show at the Penticton Convention Center! Check out the show seminar schedule here: okanaganfallhuntingshow.com/seminars/ Hope to see you there!
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1 week ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

SUMMER-TIME FISH ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS GOING ON IN VARIOUS CREEKS THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY

Well its currently the in-stream work window in several okanagan creeks and there are lots of fish improvement projects going on or soon to happen.

Most are aimed at improving spawning habitat for kokanee and rainbow. Thought I'd list a few of the creeks getting some attention......

Mission Creek - the annual cleaning of the spawning channel and settling pond is ongoing. The manicured channel gets close to 50% egg-to-fry survival rates during incubation (compared to only 4-10% in the main creek) as a result of the attention it gets.

Peachland Creek - Some improvements to the spawning platforms and wooden/rock weirs were just made along with the addition of spawning gravels in a few places. Peachland creek is mysteriously home to the largest average sized kokanee of any of the okanagan lake creeks !

Powers Creek - There is going to be some major upgrades to this creek from the fish ladder downstream. Several spawning platforms are going to be added. Should be a beautiful sight when its all done.

Penticton Creek - I saw a post from Larry Martin I while back that suggested more improvements to that creek are underway. The removal of the concrete flume to more natural stream features is the main focus.

Middle Vernon Creek - look out for some spawning enhancement there this august/sept. There are currently zero spawning plaforms/weirs on that creek but some are likely going to be added this year near the high school. Great news !!
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2 weeks ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

I donate a lot of gift certificates to different events through the year. Always great to have a new customer in the door because they purchased or won one of my gift certificates at an event. I encourage everyone to get out a support local clubs and auctions raising money for wildlife!
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#putyourmoneywhereyourmouthis #huntbc #bchunting #huntingbc #falklandpubbigbuck #winner #whitetail #huntcanada #fillthefreezer
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Thank you for the share! I look donating to next years banquet.

3 weeks ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

A reminder to all that as of noon today, a campfire ban is in effect for the Kamloops Fire Centre and the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human caused wildfires and protect public safety. Campfire bans are also in effect throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the fog zone.

The decision when or where to implement a fire ban is made by the regional fire centres depending on local fire hazards or dangers, the weather forecast and the type and level of fire activity being experienced. In these situations, fires present an unacceptable risk and detract from detection and response capabilities by increasing the number of ‘false-alarm’ smoke chases, wildfire phone reports and nuisance fires.

With hot weather and dry lightning in the forecast, it is crucial to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires, so the BC Wildfire Service can deal with naturally occurring lightning-caused fires that start. For up to date information about bans and prohibitions throughout the province, you can visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans
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4 weeks ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

Try Not to Laugh
Turkeys gone wild! 🦃
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1 month ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

Conservation for Future Generations.

This is why we care so passionately about fish, and wildlife.

Today SCWA presented a cheque to Krista Sittler of Wildlife Infometrics Inc. to assist in a caribou research project North of Prince George.

This money goes to direct hands on projects with measurable results.

Projects take funding, and more importantly- Projects take action.

We at SCWA need your support so we can continue giving back to initiatives that are so greatly important in our Province.

Join your local club and demand results. Demand answers.

Lets put the Beautiful back in British Columbia.

ckpgtoday.ca/article/533418/adopt-caribou
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Many thanks to the good folks on the upper range committee for making these new targets at the short pistol range! ... See MoreSee Less

Many thanks to the good folks on the upper range committee for making these new targets at the short pistol range!

Trap shooting this weekend SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 10 am! ... See MoreSee Less

Trap shooting this weekend SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 10 am!

 

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How late do the trap events usually run? I've gotta get out to one of these but timing is everything on the weekends.

Jeff Thornittt

There will be indoor pistol shooting this holiday Monday - see you all there at 7:00! ... See MoreSee Less

There will be indoor pistol shooting this holiday Monday - see you all there at 7:00!

2 months ago

Oceola Fish and Game Club

Trap shooting this Canada Day! Sunday - Bring your own ammo - shooting starts at 10. $5 per round of 25 - guest fee is $5.
Hope to see you there!
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Trap shooting this Canada Day! Sunday - Bring your own ammo - shooting starts at 10. $5 per round of 25 - guest fee is $5. 
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