November 27, 2017
As responsible hunters and B.C. residents it is important that we all write letters to our Premier John Horgan and our Minister of lands forests and natural resources Doug Donaldson regarding the Grizzly Bear closure. Below I have listed a sample letter with some points as to why the Grizzly Bear Closure should not continue. Please take the time to write a letter of your own, stated in your own words, referring to these points if you so desire, to our Premier and Minister of land forests and natural resources. These letters must be sent out before November 30th 2017.
Good game management begins with the harvesting of both predators and prey to create a good balance. The harvesting of predators is mandatory for the thriving population of ungulates. The closure of the Grizzly Bear trophy hunt will only increase the Grizzly Bear population which will become destructive to many other wildlife populations within British Columbia.
The Grizzly Bear hunt was well regulated through limited entry draws to allow for controlled game management. When fewer Grizzly Bears are harvested and populations rise, you can expect to have more and more Bears that are a danger to the public. Fish and wildlife officers kill a significant number of Bears each year and now you can guarantee that number will increase. When bears loose the fear of man it will have a large increase in the number of attacks and dangerous encounters which lead to serious injury or death.
To kill a Grizzly Bear and not be allowed to possess the hide, head, or claws is disrespectful towards both the hunter and the animal and is also a waste of our natural resource.
This link discusses the Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management:
Please take the time to send your letters to the following addresses:
Premier John Horgan: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Mr. John Rustad – Present Liberal opposition critic: 'email@example.com’
Dr. Andrew Weaver – leader of green party: 'Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org'
Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development: 'FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca'; 'email@example.com’