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Rudy’s Tales

Over the past 45 + years, NIHO President Rudy Nielsen has travelled all over beautiful British Columbia. Along the way, he’s had many exciting adventures both on and off the beaten trail.

Here in Rudy’s Tales, NIHO shares some of his best stories of life in the backwoods wilderness and in the urban jungles of BC.

A Camper Story

camper1This is a true story that took place some years ago. It is about three guys who decided to go elk hunting in late fall, in a camper. They took off early one morning under clear skies and with a camper stocked with enough food and beverages for five days. After driving for a full day, they arrived at their favourite hunting spot in the East Kootenays and proceeded to light a fire and set up a cozy camp.

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The Ballad of Bo-Beep

bo1I have had lots of pets in my time, but never one as unique as Bo-Beep. Bo-Beep was a Spruce Grouse that flew into my life in the early Sixties, and came along with my on some of my adventures up in Northern B.C.

When I worked for the B.C. Ministry of Forests in the 1960’s, I would practice a technique that I now know is called “slipping”. With a piece of string and a shoelace,

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