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Encouraging conservation conversation at Kelowna sportsman show

The show was held April 5-7 at MNP Place

Kelowna’s MNP Place was camouflaged into the BC Interior Sportsman Show from April 5-7.

The facility hosted about 50 vendors focused on hunting, fishing, boating, and all things outdoors.

Jesse Zeman with the BC Wildlife Federation was in attendance.

“In British Columbia we have about 110,000 licensed hunters, we have around 275,000 fresh water anglers, and around 300,000 salt water anglers. When you add that up there’s a huge community of people that are passionate about conservation and about hunting and fishing. So, it gives them a place to come out and connect and meet other people in the community,” Zeman said about the event.

Event host Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown started the show in 2016 over her husband’s love of the outdoors.

“This is a great way to find out what conservation needs are… how we can protect our land so we can continue to show children of the future how to live off the land.”

The weekend featured a number of speakers, demonstrations, and prizes to win.

Learn more about conservation in B.C. through the BC Wildlife Federation.

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