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Politics Trump Science In British Columbia Grizzly Bear Hunting Ban

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

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SCI Fights Closure Of Grizzly Bear Hunting In British Columbia

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.

Safari Club International continues to be First for Hunters, and is actively pursuing a number of different avenues to address this pressing issue, including a call to base all wildlife management decisions on sound science that supports sustained use of those renewable resources. Continue reading SCI Fights Closure Of Grizzly Bear Hunting In British Columbia

What If We Made It Illegal To Try To Help?

Hunting helps fight poaching. Not even the most ardent anti-hunters are prepared to dispute that – because they can’t.

HuntNow1117rightelephantbotswanabullThey can’t argue with the fact that funding generated by hunters in Africa – including and perhaps most importantly the revenues generated by elephant hunting – supports anti-poaching efforts. Continue reading What If We Made It Illegal To Try To Help?

The Right Elephant

Bull elephant in brush Zambezi Valley
Getting close is the excitement of elephant hunting. This bull has a way to go before he’s a right elephant.

In the 1970s and ’80s, when a massive wave of commercial poaching swept so much of Africa, the African elephant became a hot topic. The answer from the international community was to ban the commercial sale of elephant ivory. But the elephant was never endangered and the ban itself Continue reading The Right Elephant