Robin Roy, Member
I am Robin Roy. I have been married almost 31 years now and have 3 adult children. I own a computer service company and I am an estimator for a construction company. (Weird mix I know, but my long story would totally make sense for me to do both).
I started out hunting when I was 20 years old in California where I was going to college. A friend I was in college with introduced me to bow hunting wild boar in Northern California. Those are a crazy animal to hunt and kill. Standing in 6-7 foot tall manzaneeta (California iron wood)bushes and taking shots at them while they rush at the bushes your buddy is standing in to have them turn and run back at your bush while he puts an arrow in the pig, fun times. I took my oldest son bow hunting for deer when he hit 17 and tried to pass on the love of archery and hunting. (We did not get anything.) But he still has his bow and now has like me graduated to a gun.
Due to a nasty head on car crash in 2013 I had to give up bow hunting and was sad thinking it was the end since my wife was NOT big on guns in the house. Then with all that was going on in Canada in last few years my wife agreed we needed to get a gun or two and go back to hunting for ethical and health meat sources. In 2020 my oldest son and I took our PAL together and passed. I have since purchased a few guns (don’t tell my wife how many guys). I have a had a few people in my life that have influenced me in how I think about hunting and I am so thankful for them teaching me that hunting is conservation and that it is so important for hunters to be heard by our government for the sport to continue and for the sake of the wildlife in our beautiful province.
I will, if chosen, be a positive force in this province to speak and teach. To work doing whatever is necessary so that wildlife management is taken seriously here.
Also for your knowledge I am being actively pursued by the BC Conservative Party to run in Abbotsford South where I live and if I do it and am elected I will be a voice in the BC Legislature for wildlife management and for the continuation of hunting as a way of life here in BC.