Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has made the following statement regarding the grizzly bear hunt:
“In October, we launched a consultation process to help inform regulation development with respect to the future of the grizzly bear hunt in British Columbia.
“The public engagement period was Oct. 2, 2017 until Nov. 2, 2017. First Nations throughout the province were engaged, and 15 meetings with key stakeholder groups were held. Approximately 4,200 written responses were received.
“Based on the feedback received, we’re assessing all input and will be releasing a consultation report, including any new policy direction, in the near future.”