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British Columbia's New Officers will Help Protect Bears

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British Columbia's New Officers will Help Protect Bears

I guess the DO have a bear problem up there as well,must be a very serious problem if they are forced to employ two new officers just to deal with the problem bears!Here in Montana if the bear is just a nuisance and not agressive they try to relocate them,if they come back then the F&G will go out and shoot them.We have grizzlys down here that have been relocated ten times and have returned to the problem area,now they are trying to haze them with russian bear dogs in order to keep them away from the problem areas.

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it's about the bears.

I'm from this area and the new CO's are for the BEARS PROTECTION and not ours! We have a very large asian % of our population here and there is lots of poaching for gall bladders. Just in the past month we have had about 50 dead bald eagles discovered on the north shore. Some left in garbage bags in groups others just left on the side of the road. they were missing their tallons and tail feathers. The parts are then shipped to various asian countries.

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British Columbia's New Officers will Help Protect Bears

Thats too bad,have they cuaght any of them in the act?

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bears cont.

There has been nothing in the news yet. Poaching is a major problem here in BC. British columbia is a huge province. Probably almost half the size of the US (mainland). I'm not sure on the exact number, but we have less then 100 CO's for this province. What they do is rotate around the hunting regions. While they are patroling one region, that leaves the rest of the province free for the poachers. Our conservation policies our not too bad but there is no-one to enforce them. Also if a poacher does get caught it's a minor fine and maybe some probationary period. Never jail.

But then again what do you expect from a Govt. that just opened up a Heroine dispensing and injection site in Vancouver. Thats right, the junkies come in and they get shot up with free heroine. The theory is, if you keep the junkies wasted (content) then they won't do break-ins to get money for drugs. Thus reducing crime. I'd rather see my tax dollars build more prisons. Sorry for the rant but i wanted to give an example of how liberal (messed up) my country and province are, so it's not suprising to see poachers thrive here....

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British Columbia's New Officers will Help Protect Bears

maybe they should have an anti poaching clinic where the asians can get free viagra instead of killing bears just for the galbladder.

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bears

I live on vancover island hear,,i have hunted this island for over 45 years,,from the tip to the bottom,,and ther are so many bears out there now. The deer pouplation has gone to a low of 44 thousand from 250 thousand,,and it is not pouching that is the proublum,,it is preitors,,cougars,,bears,and the top of the food chain are wolves,,lots of them,,they have cleaned out the deer population on this island,,and only trapping them will reduce the numbers,,it was 15 years ago when it first started happening,,,hunter.

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British Columbia's New Officers will Help Protect Bears

lol damn asians get em out is what i say ship em all back to there own dan country so they can poach.

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British Columbia's New Officers will Help Protect Bears

Hunter 1947, you're right about predators. It's Coyotes that are a problem here in the BC lower mainland. In fact posted on the bc govt hunting web site is a study that the bc govt commisioned by a research firm. It was on coyotes. To make a long story short, it says right in the study that the bc govt should encourage harvesting of coyotes, specially near built up areas.

I've been pondering this for a long time but after reading this report i think i will follow through with forming a lower mainland predator hunting club. My buddies seem to be in to it. It would also be neat to share information and ideas, have shoots etc. I'm going to talk to my rod and gun club and see if i can get support to form a "sub-club". That way we have use of the club house and insurance if we have shoots or a member goes out hunting etc.

I have lots of ideas for the club and as far as i know there isn't anything like it in BC. So i think i'll look into it.

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