On Aug. 14, 2017, the B.C. 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 public can provide input into two policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban. As part of the consultation, input is being sought on:
- 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 may send comments to the Fish and Wildlife Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org. When a comment is sent, the writer will receive an email back confirming that the response has been received. Due to the expected volume of material, individual response will not be possible. The consultation period will conclude on November 2, 2017.
To read BCWF opinion on the grizzly bear trophy hunt ban click HERE