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Over 90% of British Columbia’s said NO to Grizzly Killing for Trophy or Sport

Over 90% of British Columbia’s said NO to Grizzly Killing for Trophy or Sport

Over 90% of British Columbia’s said NO to Grizzly Killing for Trophy or Sport.

Over 90% of British Columbia’s said NO

The Guide Outfitters Association of BC, with their registered lobbyist Scott Ellis and their member outfitters, want the lucrative Grizzly hunt back. This new move aligns them with the Tahltan Nations in Northwestern BC .

We must stand firm as there is NO public interest for such a unnecessary gratuitous killing of our majestic, keystone great bears! Over 90% of British Columbia’s said NO to Grizzly Killing for Trophy or Sport. More than 90% of British Columbia do not want trophy hunting and sport hunting of our wild grizzly bears to ever return to this province ever again!

If the Tahltan First Nations do start to “manage’ grizzly bear populations themselves” why would they need to bring in foreign trophy hunters and work with the Guide Outfitters Association of BC,  managed by Scott Ellis, a registered lobbyist, to do it?!

Listen to How the Guide Outfitters want to Grizzly Gear Hunt Back in

Episode 7 – Pandemics, The Grizzly Bear Hunt and managing for change in BC’s Guiding Industry. A Conversation with Scott Ellis – Executive Director of Guide Outfitters of BC. 

We discuss Scott Ellis’s history with GOABC and the reasons for its inception in 1966. The history of Guiding in BC as the provinces oldest tourism based business starting with Tahltan First Nation in Telegraph Creek. An overview of some of the key engagements of the GOABC.

COVID and it’s impacts on the 2020 Hunting Season. With 245 Guiding operations in BC with no spring season and more than likely no fall season, what are the economic impacts for Guide operations in the province. Returning to work proposals that would allow guiding to resume this fall.

The Closure of the Grizzly Bear hunt in 2017 and its implications on the 120 Grizzly tenure operations in the province. A cautionary tale about the nature of social and political management in wildlife stewardship.

The challenges and opportunities in front of GOABC in the coming months and years. Working through First Nations reconciliation, active wildlife management with clear objectives and engaging the non-hunting population in BC in a dialogue that seeks to provide insight versus conflict.

Direct quotes from the July 11, 2020 article by REBECCA DYOK, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Jul. 11, 2020

Northern B.C. First Nations call for reversal of grizzly bear hunting ban

“The ban on grizzly bear hunting followed consultations with First Nations, stakeholder groups and the public, in which 78 per cent of respondents recommended the hunt be stopped entirely, noted the B.C. Government in a news release in December 2017.”

The hunting ban upset many B.C. guide-outfitters who alleged the ‘bad form’ ban had nothing do with science and financially harmed them.”

Adam Olsen, MLA – Saanich North and the Islands

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Pacific Wild

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Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC

John E. Marriott Wildlife and Nature Photography

Pacific Wild

Ian McAllister

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Grizzly Bear Foundation

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Douglas Neasloss

Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC

Lush Cosmetics North America

Destination British Columbia

BC Nature

Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine

Creatively United

David Suzuki Foundation

George Heyman

Gord Johns MP for Courtenay-Alberni


Adam Olsen, MLA – Saanich North and the Islands

Sonia Furstenau

Dogwood BC

Valhalla Wilderness Society

Beautiful BC in Crisis – Grow BC Parks

Wilderness Committee

National Observer

Sierra Club BC

The Fur-Bearers

The Kerulos Center

Chris Morgan Wildlife

BC Green Party

BC Liberal Party

Society for Eco-tourism and Bio-diversity Conservation

Environmental Conservation Organization

Coastal First Nations

Spirit Bear Lodge

Simon Jackson

Animal Voices Vancouver

Vancouver Humane Society

Humane Society International


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