Hunters for BC is a small group of long time British Columbia resident hunters. We are normal, hardworking individuals who love Beautiful British Columbia, our wildlife and the incredible diversity.
We share a common goal – Sound Wildlife Management.
As we look ahead to our future, British Columbia is facing tough issues regarding Habitat Loss, Resource Exploration, Declining Species Populations, Increasing Predation, Unregulated Hunting and Hunter Image.These concerns should be recognized by all conservation-minded hunters in our province. As hunters and BC residents we feel lack of adequate representation in matters involving Politicians, Ministries of Environment and Forestry and the general public. We have devised a strategic plan to allow all BC Hunters to have a voice and be heard, we invite all concerned hunters to join us in making this happen.
Our goal through reaching out to BC Hunters is to identify Hunting Regulations and Restrictions that work and those that need changing or improvements. The submission deadline for the next provincial 2 year synopsis is December 31, 2019. Hunters for BC will be putting forth recommendations and will be reaching out to MLA's across our Province in the process. If you would like to be more involved in discussion, please join our NO BS Hunters for BC Facebook Group.
Habitat Restoration is #1 for us. It's the big picture, it's a long term province-wide initiative that needs to become the forefront of every single person in this province. This is not a "hunting thing" - it's everyone's problem and it's becoming more and more apparent how criticial this is becoming.
There are several species of wildlife affected - some to critical levels. It's salmon, Salish Sea orcas, mule deer, cariboo........ You're reading about it in the news.
We are affecting our natural resources and causing a decline, an imbalance and it's not going to be solved overnight.
We are NOT anti-logging, anti-fishing nor really anti-anything. We are going to advocate that we all bear responsibility for the current state of our wildlife and fisheries and we are all responsible for impacting change.
Reprinted from the SCI – First for Hunters Blog
"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." (Read More)
HUNTERS FOR B.C.
Politics should never surpass sound wildlife management based on science. And that's just what happened when the NDP Government banned grizzly bear hunting in the Province of British Columbia in November, 2016. This effectively closed the door on the scientific management principles that are at the very core of our BC Wildlife Management and thus opens the door to more political decisions based on garnering votes.
We are in support of Ron Fleming, owner of Love Bros & Lee, a 45-year guide outfitting company outside Smithers, BC, and longtime member of GOABC that initiated the class action proceedings in BC Supreme Court.
“THE WORST THING WE CAN DO IS TURN NON HUNTERS INTO ANTI-HUNTERS”
Hunter shoots animal, hunter posts photo, photo sparks public outcry, post goes viral.
The rest of the hunting community, meanwhile, does a collective facepalm.
As resident and non-resident hunters in BC, we are facing a growing up-hill battle to preserve our hunting, today and in our future. We have a true obligation to preserve our conservation roots and uphold the highest standard of morals, ethics and respect towards the environment, wildlife, other hunters and the non-hunting public.
We strongly urge all Hunters in BC to join organizations and clubs that represent these qualities above all. By getting involved, we can all do our part to ensure hunters in this province and beyond have one goal – EXCELLENCE.
Please take the time to reflect upon the importance of our hunting adventures for future generations to enjoy. We invite all hunters to review and participate in the 1 Campfire Program launched by Wild Sheep Society of BC in February 2019. We strongly support this initiative and congratulate WSSBC for this program!
Join WSSBC Conservation Efforts by becoming a Member. They have many volunteer opportunities to get involved!
To create a network of hunters in British Columbia for addressing political concerns, current wildlife management, support for projects designed with sound scientific management principals.
To create a network of B.C. Hunters and invite feedback for the purpose of Sound Wildlife Management. To work with current organizations and B.C. hunting & game clubs for support & fundraising efforts.