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Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association would not be able to operate and maintain current membership fees if it were not for the efforts of numerous volunteer members who maintain, organize and keep the Association operating on a day to day bases. It is to those that we dedicate this section.

Thank you.

A special thank you to the business and individuals of Williams Lake that have supported us.

* Especially in these difficult times, buy locally and support our neighbours and friends. *

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RULES

(Revised 2019-May-08)

  1. You must be a member in good standing of the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association at the time of harvesting a game animal or fish to be entered in the annual game awards.
  2. The game must be harvested in the area specified for each category of game.
  3. All fish entries must fill out the Fish Entry Form. (see pdf form below).
  4. You must present your cancelled tag at time of entry.
  5. You must present your actual membership card when submitting your trophy.
  6. To score and submit entries, contact Moe Monita at (250) 267-1219 or (250) 398-5664
  7. Cut off for entries is December 31 of the current calendar year.
  8. Submission must be submitted to Moe Monita by January 06 at 5:00 pm (1700 hrs) in the following year.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HARVEST SUBMISSION PLEASE CONTACT MOE MONITA (OFFICIAL GAME JUDGE) FOR CLARIFICATION
BEFORE SUBMITTING.

FAIR CHASE
The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association supports and endorses the “fair chase” philosophy in game harvesting.
Boone and Crockett Club fair chase principal are available here and Pope-Young Club fair chase principals are available here.

NB: DRYING PERIOD FOR GAME
Official measurements cannot be taken until the antlers, horns, skulls, or tusks have air dried at normal room temperature for at least 60 days after the animal was harvested. If the trophy has been frozen prior to cleaning, as is often the case with skulls, the 60-day drying period begins once the cleaning process is complete. The drying process for trophies that have been boiled or freeze-dried starts the day they are removed from the boiling pot or freeze-drier, respectively.

CATEGORIES

Trophy Category Location of Harvest
1.    Trout – Rainbow and Eastern Brook – Junior (use new Fish Entry Form)Region 5
2.    Rainbow Trout (use new Fish Entry Form)Region 5
3.    Trout – Fly fishing only (use new Fish Entry Form) Region 5
4.    Spring Salmon – Junior (use new Fish Entry Form)Province of BC
5.    Lake Trout – Char (use new Fish Entry Form) Region 5
6.    Trout – Catch and Release (use new Fish Entry Form)Region 5
7.    Spring Salmon (use new Fish Entry Form)Province of BC
8.    Salmon – Junior (use new Fish Entry Form)Province of BC
9.    Biff’s Pond (use new Fish Entry Form)Region 5
10.  Mule Deer – JuniorRegion 5
11.  Mule Deer – Junior ArcheryProvince of BC
12.  Mule Deer – TypicalRegion 5
13.  Mule Deer – Non-typicalRegion 5
14.  Mule Deer – VelvetProvince of BC
15.  Mule Deer – Typical ArcheryProvince of BC
16.  Mule Deer – Typical- LadiesRegion 5
17.  Whitetail – TypicalProvince of BC
18.  Moose – JuniorProvince of BC
19.  MooseProvince of BC
20.  All Sheep SpeciesProvince of BC
21.  Black BearRegion 5
22.  Black Bear – JuniorProvince of BC
23.  Black Bear – ArcheryProvince of BC
24.  Mountain GoatProvince of BC
25.  CaribouProvince of BC
26.  WolfProvince of BC
27.  CougarRegion 5
28.  ElkProvince of BC
29.  Canada GooseProvince of BC
30.  Notable Big Game ArcheryProvince of BC
31.  Open Big Game Aggregate(decided by entries)
32.  Aggregate Archery(decided by entries)
33.  Fishing Entry(drawn from all entrants)
34.  Hunting Entry(drawn from all entrants)
35.  Sportsman of the YearNominated
36.  Jack Mackill Memorial Conservation AwardNominated
37.  Rear Ender AwardNominated

MOE MONITA

To score and submit entries, contact Moe Monita at (250) 267-1219 or (250) 398-5664

Moe Monita is no stranger to hard decisions. He retired in 2012 from the RCMP after 38 years and served 25 years here in Williams Lake. He has been active within the community and has been an avid sportsman throughout his  life. That love of the outdoors is shared by his family who hold a number of trophies with the Association., as well Moe and Donna have assumed the responsibility of the “Mule – Deer – Typical” trophy that had originally been sponsored by Williams Lake Marina.

Moe is the holder of a number of Association trophies:

Grizzly Bear –  2007, 1994Deer-Mule-Typical  –  1996
Elk – 2014, 2003, 1996, 1990Goat – Mountain – 1997
Moose – 2003, 1993, 1994Moose – 2003, 1993, 1994
Trout – Char-Lake – 1999, 1992Trout – Fly Fishing Only – 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1995, 1993
Trout – Rainbow – 1996, 

About 2012 Moe took his interest to the next level and attended the Boone and Crockett Club training sessions in Missoula Montana. He is currently listed as an “Official Measurer” with Boone and Crocket. This qualification also enables him to be a “Measurer” with the Pope-Young Club which is an archery themed club. Moe does not charge for his services and donates his experience and professionalism for the betterment of the sport.

In  2014 Moe was elected as President of the Williams Lake Sportsman’s Association.

FAIR CHASE
The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association supports and endorses the “fair chase” philosophy in game harvesting.
Boone and Crockett Club fair chase principal are available here and Pope-Young Club fair chase principals are available here.

NB: DRYING PERIOD FOR GAME
Official measurements cannot be taken until the antlers, horns, skulls, or tusks have air dried at normal room temperature for at least 60 days after the animal was harvested. If the trophy has been frozen prior to cleaning, as is often the case with skulls, the 60-day drying period begins once the cleaning process is complete. The drying process for trophies that have been boiled or freeze-dried starts the day they are removed from the boiling pot or freeze-drier, respectively.

 

2019

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Donated by:
Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association (Alvin Miller)
NOMINATED
Conditions of Award: Club member or members contributing the most to club-related activities during the past year.
LLOYD COMO

CONSERVATION AWARD

Jack Mackill Memorial Trophy
Donated by: Pat and Carol Holton & Family.
NOMINATED
Conditions of award: Awarded to the person or persons contributing the most to conservation in the Cariboo during the past year.
WAYNE BIFFERT

PERSEVERANCE AWARD

 Donated by Bush Family
NOMINATED
Awarded to someone who has kept on enjoying their love of the outdoors by overcoming challenges.

DEBRA BARRON

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