hunter in a field sunset 450“THE WORST THING WE CAN DO IS TURN NON-HUNTERS INTO ANTI-HUNTERS” 

Think before you post to social media, hunters urge fellow hunters | CBC Article

As resident and non-resident hunters in BC, we are facing a growing up-hill battle to preserve our
Hunter Heritage, 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!

The future of hunting in BC and world-wide is in our hands, we all have the obligation to recognize and speak out on activities and behaviours that negatively affect our Hunter Image. Some of these may include poaching, polluting, environmental damage and unethical hunting practises as they reflect negatively on us all.

We can and will show pride in our Hunter Heritage but there is much work to do. Every time a story hits the media regarding questionable hunting activities, the damage to the hunting community is great. The anti-hunter movement gets stronger each time a mistake is made by hunters both, knowingly and unknowingly. Please become a “Hunting Mentor”, with that mindset we can start changing anti-hunter momentum.

Aside from the obvious hunting and environmental infractions, the internet, social media and television play a large role in the strength of the anti-hunter movement. We have provided a few examples available freely and easily to non and anti-hunters.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Pictures and Posts – These get the attention of non-hunters, anti-hunters and media world wide.We strongly discourage the use of social media networks to post pictures and brag unnecessarily a successful trophy hunt. Hunters for BC has provided a few examples of this – please take the time to review these as negative global feedback is the final result.

INTERNET:

Forums and websites - Lets keep our internet activities clean, ethical and correct. Please remember – The entire world is watching, not just other hunters.

TELEVISION:

Hunting has become a huge entertainment industry, we are not challenging this industry but sometimes poor judgement and editing is an issue and will continue to be televised if we (hunters) don't take the time to ensure morals, ethics, fair chase and respect for the environment and wildlife are PRIORITY #1.

“THE WORST THING WE CAN DO IS TURN NON-HUNTERS INTO ANTI-HUNTERS” 

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