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B.C. offers bounty to encourage Pike fishing

By Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun, 🕔Mon, May 4th, 2015


Fishermen alert: the province is offering a bounty on any pike caught in southeast B.C. in an old-style bid to curb populations of the pesky fish.

If you catch a pike in the Canadian section of the Columbia or Pend-d’Oreille rivers and bring its head to the front counter office of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in Castlegar, you will gain entry to a draw for one of four $500 prizes in the form of credit for fishing equipment at participating sporting goods stores.

The draw will be conducted March 25, 2016 according to a ministry news release. 

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