Sustainable management of wildlife in British Columbia was sucker-punched this week when the Provincial government announced the closure of grizzly bear hunting. Protectionist politics of anti-hunters trumped sound science in a drama that could see grizzlies bear the brunt of vitriol aimed at hunter-conservationists.
To add insult to injury, officials cannot argue that they didn’t know better. In a report provided to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations by researchers from the University of Alberta (August 2015 and revised February 2016), a team led by Professor Dr. Mark Boyce of the University of Alberta recommended a number things, among which were: Continue reading Politics Trump Science In British Columbia Grizzly Bear Hunting Ban→
Anti-hunters are at it again – this time engineering what hopefully will be a short-lived ban on the hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia, Canada. Ignoring all sound science that supports a continuation of grizzly bear hunting in that Province, government officials there have bowed to the bluster of anti-hunters.