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B.C. Hunting: the Other Revenue

Big Money for Government – Hunting

By Kelly Carson, President of the B.C. Deer Protection Society

Part 3 of a multi-part series on conservation officers, trophy hunting and culls in B.C.

One of the first things you’ll notice when you download the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ 2014-2016 Hunting and Trapping Synopsis is black humour.

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The 2014-2016 document contains more ads than previous Hunting and Trapping Synopses. The BC Liberals claim that trophy hunting generates $350 million in economic activity. Does that include advertising space on a government website?

Trucks, guns, canned hunts, all terrain vehicles, compound bows, comfortable lodges, guides to take hunters to their prey, specially bred dogs, real estate, even a shipper for the trophies. Click on the images for larger pictures.

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Trucks

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Guns

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Canned Hunts

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Canned Hunts

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ATV’s

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ATV’s

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Compound Bows

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Hunting Lodges

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Guides to take tourist hunters to their prey, even if they’re from British Columbia.

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Specially bred dogs, not to be confused with beloved pets.

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Real Estate

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Shippers for trophies.

To see for yourself, visit:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/regulations-synopsis

The 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping Synopsis has been replaced with the 2016-2018 version.  If anyone would like the pdf for the previous version, please contact Kelly at www.deersafevictoria.com

About Kelly Carson

Kelly Carson is the founder of DeerSafe Victoria and president of the B.C. Deer Protection Society. Kelly is a contributor to the Victoria Animal News with years of writing and news release experience. She is a life long animal activist and advocate in Victoria and abroad.

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