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Burnaby Lake Rugby Club

3760 Sperling Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5B 4X5

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Connor Gabbot @TalusCreative will be hosting an open forum to discuss backcountry gear.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:

This event is being moved to a later date, most likely in March. The good news is your seat will be saved.

Instead, Nolan Osborne, hunting guide and assistant editor of Journal of Mountain Hunting will be sharing a bit about his recent goat hunt and pro tips on:

  • Late season hunting
  • Managing in severe cold weather
  • Backcountry gear

Follow him on his adventures @nmo. Watch his hunt HERE.

Nolan's presentation is casual with Q&A, no tickets needed. Same time and place @Burnaby Lake Rugby Club @7PM.

Afterwards, the BHA will have our usual Pint Night meeting. Non-members and those that are hunting curious are welcomed.

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There are many ways to backpack hunt and there are just as many ways to pack for it. In Connor Gabbot's experience, the best way to learn how to pack for these hunts or how to adjust your current gear is to see what others are doing and get a chance to see different gear in a hands-on environment. Plus you get to ask questions and offer your own perspective.

This is an open forum to discuss gear, Connor just happens to be the guy standing up there with his gear explosion for everyone to see. We're encouraging everyone to bring in their packs and favourite pieces of gear for a show and tell. Rookie and seasoned hunters this is your chance to try on gear before you break the bank.

Connor has a couple things up his sleeve but he doesn't want to give it all away just yet, but you will learn:

  • What sort of gear is out there
  • What to look for in a pack
  • How to pack it properly

His mantra on good gear? Buy once, cry once? Only pack what you need? Ounces make pounds and pounds make pain? He claims to not have one but if pressured to say it would be, "only pack what you need."

We all do gear different so you are guaranteed to see something new!

AGENDA

  • 7:00 to 7:30 PM - Buy a beer and network
  • 7:30 to 9:00 PM - Connor leads open forum discussion and Q&A
  • 9:00 to 9:05 PM - Raffle for Leupold Binos
  • 9:00 to 10:00 PM - Gear show and tell: folks get to go around try on each others packs and continue discussions on gear

We will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win Leupold Binoculars (BX-2 Tioga HD 10x42mm) to raise funds for the BC chapter of the BHA.

This event is open to all BHA members, and nonmembers. Tickets are FREE, but you must RSVP.

See everyone there!

BC chapter of the BHA

Follow the BC BHA @bcbackcountryhuntersandanglers

Follow Connor Gabbott @taluscreative

Join the BC BHA here: http://www.backcountryhuntersbc.com/

Questions? Email BHA member Jenny Ly, chasingfoodclub@gmail.com

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Burnaby Lake Rugby Club

3760 Sperling Avenue

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