• VOHRINGER: The future of hunting is in good hands

      During the mid-eighties and into the early nineties hunter numbers plummeted to an all-time low. It got eventually so bad that some insiders started to predict that if this decline continues for much longer it could...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • VOHRINGER: The skinny on bear attacks

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this column included the claim that the vast majority of attacks are carried out by mother bears defending their young. There is not conclusive evidence to support this assertion, so it...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • VOHRINGER: Trophy hunters targeted in election propaganda  

    In recent weeks, the NDP and BC Green Party candidates have been seen on the campaign trail discriminating against trophy hunters. Meanwhile, the mainstream media is falling over itself pandering to the anti-hunting agenda. Darren DeLuca, Liberal...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • VOHRINGER: United we stand, divided we fall

    Following several social media groups dedicated to hunting and fishing I am continually surprised by how many comments I encounter with one common theme: ridiculing and accusing others of wrong-doing. It seems that no one can post...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • VOHRINGER: Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club vs. Douglas Lake Ranch

    One news item that is getting a lot of attention — not only in the Nicola Valley but across Canada and even in parts of the U.S. — is the ongoing court case between the Nicola Valley...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • VOHRINGER: Tourism Merritt promotes ice fishing

      (Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that the Tourism Merritt website had mistakenly listed Jan. 1 as the date of the ice fishing derby. That detail has since been removed. As stated on...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • VOHRINGER: Hunting the Wile E. Coyote

    The hunting season of 2016 is history and with that most hunters put their hunting equipment away for the winter. However, there is a hunting season that is still open (in some Wildlife Management Units until June...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • VOHRINGER: Hunters must respect private land

    To respect private land is part of the hunter ethics creed, but not everybody adheres to it. In conversations with landowners I hear complaints all the time. This is not good because the negative impressions some hunters...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • VOHRINGER: Science says B.C.’s grizzly bears are doing fine

    British Columbia has a good reputation for its world-class grizzly bear conservation and management program and has taken steps to improve it even more. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has commissioned an independent...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • VOHRINGER: Happy times are here for hunters

    Last week I read in a medical journal that October is the starting point of more people suffering from depression than at any other time of year. The winter blues even has medical name, it’s called “Seasonal...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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