Grizzly Bear Hunt Stopped In BC

By Dave Branco
December 18, 2017 - 9:46am Updated: December 18, 2017 - 5:41pm

The Government of British Columbia has ended the hunting of grizzly bears throughout the province. The announcement was made this morning by Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
The spring grizzly bear hunt was scheduled to open on April 1, 2018, but the ban on hunting for resident and non-resident hunters takes effect immediately.
First Nations will continue to be able to harvest grizzly bears for food, social, or ceremonial purposes, or treaty rights.  
There are an estimated 15,000 grizzly bears in British Columbia.


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