Input sought on B.C. grizzly hunting ban

By Greg Fry
October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

KAMLOOPS — British Columbians have been granted the chance to offer input on new proposed grizzly bear hunting regulations.

Last month the provincial government announced that effective Nov. 30, 2017 it will end trophy hunting of grizzly bears and stop all hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest.

The deadline to share your thoughts into two policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban is Nov. 2. To policy documents can be viewed by clicking here.

Input is being sought on the following:

  • Changes to manage the ban in hunting areas that overlap the Great Bear Rainforest
  • Changes that will prohibit the possession of "trophy" grizzly bear parts;
  • Changes that will manage prohibited grizzly bear parts;
  • Changes to prohibit the trafficking of grizzly bear parts, and 
  • New reporting requirements for taxidermists.

Members of the public can send comments to the Fish and Wildlife Branch at: [email protected].

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