Not unlike the provincial government, the Alberta Fish and Game association is attempting to become more inclusive. Newly elected president Doug Butler talks with me about wanting to reach out to folks who enjoy the outdoor opportunities our province has to offer and is passionate about providing opportunities for all Albertans to have public land access.
The antelope fencing project in southern Alberta is an excellent example of the Alberta Fish and Game Association working with volunteer groups to ensure antelope have safe passage under existing fencing. The project is replacing the bottom strand of barbed wire with a smooth one so antelope are not injured when going under the wire.
A sign of the times, the Alberta Fish and Game Association wants to work with the province to ensure back country access remains open to those who wish to explore all regions of public land across the province.