Province ends grizzly hunt

Province ends grizzly hunt

The spring hunt in the province was scheduled to open in April, but the ban for both resident and non-resident hunters takes effect immediately. "People in not want the grizzly bear hunt".

The British Columbia government announced on Monday it was ending the trophy hunt of grizzly bears throughout the province.

In 2016, hunters in B.C. killed 235 grizzlies - 30 per cent of them females - out of a population estimated by the province at 15,000.

In August, the provincial government had said it would end trophy hunting of the bears but allow hunting for meat.

"Now we have a very different political landscape in B.C. and our office shifted its efforts accordingly", said MLA Olsen, who became lead on this file after the May election.

First Nations will still be able to harvest grizzly bears pursuant to Aboriginal rights for food, social, or ceremonial purposes, or treaty rights.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation, which holds several guiding territories, has said it would also like a ban on trophy hunting of all large predators in the Great Bear Rainforest, including black bear, cougars, and wolves. "The minority government and a governing agreement signed by the B.C. NDP and B.C. Greens have allowed us to take a stronger position and we commend the government's bold announcement today".

According to recent polls, over 70 per cent of B.C. residents, including hunters, support a ban on grizzly hunting. According to the poll, almost 80 per cent of women polled said they approved.

Donaldson said the government remains committed to upholding B.C.'s hunting tradition despite taking the grizzly bear off the list of species one can hunt.

The government said Monday it would soon begin a consultation process on a renewed wildlife management strategy. "The government needs to be congratulated for this".

In the summer Donaldson announced that at the conclusion of the 2017 grizzly bear hunt - November 30 - trophy hunting of the animals would no longer be allowed. This legislation was meant to give the BC Liberal government a feasible path forward to protecting Grizzly Bears. While some grizzlies are killed by conservation officers after being deemed "problem bears" for nearby communities, the vast majority are killed by licensed hunters.

But Guide Outfitters Association of B.C argues at the top of its Facebook page that "the greatest threat to grizzly bears is not hunting, but rather, human activities that degrade grizzly bear habitat".



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