Every year in BC and across Canada for that matter law abiding hunters may by accident wound or lose a big game animal such as a Moose or a Black Bear. Unfortunately if a hunter doesn’t have access to some trained tracking dogs recovering the animal can be next to impossible depending on the situation.
The Canadian Game Trackers Association hopes to change that… They are a new organization created by Canadian hunters who are also active houndsman. The goal of the association is to help regular hunters in legal situations recover their lost or wounded game animal.
Many of the founding members of the Canadian Game Trackers Association own and work with or have direct access to their own highly trained game tracking dogs. Their trackers are extremely active and have many years of tracking experience. As a group they are responsible for recovering many wounded or lost big game animals every year. Now they want to offer their tracking dog services to not only their clients on guided hunts but also to resident hunters who may need the service of trained tracking dogs at some point.
The Canadian Game Trackers will track with their dogs solely within the laws of the province or territory they are located in and only in situations where the animal was harvested legally.
The association’s goals are to: