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Special Report: Trophy Hunt

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Ninety percent of B.C. opposes it. The government permits it. Caught in the deadly trap between public opinion and policy are BC's bears. Our award-winning team looks at the personalities and policies behind BC's controversial trophy hunt.

Here's a letter from my MLA defending the cruel practice of trophy hunting in B.C.

Here's a letter from my MLA defending the cruel practice of trophy hunting in B.C.
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B.C. animal rights group offers reward for tips on graphic video of grizzly bear hunt

This bear was likely killed in B.C., and one wildlife group is willing to pay cash to find out for sure.
Coastal Guardian Watchmen - Doug Neasloss

Coastal Guardian Watchmen confront armed trophy hunters to save grizzlies

“Sometimes it gets nasty,” said Jason Moody, a patroller from Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola.
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Who shot 'Big Momma’?

Did one of interior B.C.'s favourite grizzly bears die following a Liberal government push to reopen the trophy hunt against 95% local opposition?
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Coastal grizzly hunt territories eyed for purchase by First Nations, enviros

Two massive guide outfitting bear-hunt territories —one in the north and one in the south —appear to have willing sellers for the first time in years, leading to the tantalizing possibility for...
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Vancouver Observer’s grizzly trophy hunt investigation hits legislature

“Is this how the BC Liberal government shows they are committed to Aboriginal reconciliation with First Nations, by ignoring their hard-fought rights?” asks NDP of Liberals on grizzly hunt.
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Clark gov't under fire for “illegal” grizzly hunt in Tsilhqot’in

“This is Question Period material," snapped B.C. NDP MLA Scott Fraser.
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Tsilhqot’in call grizzly hunt ‘illegal’ (VIDEO)

FOI emails show bureaucrats advised against the hunt, and were unclear if they had the Tsilhqot’in on side when they re-opened the controversial hunt.
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B.C. gov't approved grizzly hunt despite overwhelming public opposition, emails reveal

"Hunters and guides are well aware of being out numbered in the court of public opinion," wrote Tony Hamilton, the province’s large carnivore specialist.
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Grizzly bears seen as gold for mining, B.C. gov't emails reveal

FOI investigation reveals that senior B.C. bureaucrats seized on the province's rising grizzly bear numbers —disputed by researchers—to "mitigate” the impacts of mining