The hunting of grizzly bears has officially been banned by the provincial government
The announcement was made today after a consultation was held in October to hear the public’s opinion on the matter.
“Our government promised that we would listen to the people of BC. This fall consultation process involved fuller groups, first nations, and members of the public. About 78 per cent of respondents indicated that the grizzly hunt should be stopped entirely.”
First Nations groups will be the only ones able to hunt grizzly bears for food, social, or ceremonial purpose, or treaty rights.
The provincial staff will be implementing recommendations from the recent Auditor General report on grizzly management.