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    Letter to Minister Katrine Conroy related to bighorn sheep and goat hunting in Region 4
    BCWF President Chuck Zimmerman:

    A. The Replacement of the GOS Season with LEH is not Warranted by Conservation Concerns

    ​B. Replacing the GOS with LEH was motivated by an improper purpose

    ​C. The Improper Purpose and Unreasonableness of the Province’s Decision is Demonstrated in Several Ways

    ​D. Request

    https://bcwf.bc.ca/letter-to-ministe...g-in-region-4/
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    Re: Letter to Minister Katrine Conroy related to bighorn sheep and goat hunting

    There is a lot of misinformation in that letter.

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    Thumbs up Re: Letter to Minister Katrine Conroy related to bighorn sheep and goat hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by bearvalley View Post
    There is a lot of misinformation in that letter.
    I believe that to be true.

    Looking forward to the response from the GOABC...
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    Re: Letter to Minister Katrine Conroy related to bighorn sheep and goat hunting

    For a start I’d like. to see proof that R4 Bighorn outfitters got an increase in quota due to Covid relief.
    Looks to me like someone wants to start another allocation battle.
    Funny Mount Assiniboine sheep are being singled out by the letter writer to be closed due to the sub population falling below 75 but he wants the other Kootenay sheep herds to go GOS even tho 9 out of 12 herds are below the 75 threshold that is the trigger number for a closure.
    Chucks kind of talking two stories here.
    Also, once again our provincial biologists and sheep & goat specialists are being disregarded while one the BCWF brought in to support their max opportunity methods is being looked at as the gospel.
    We have 3 sheep experts that sit on the Wild Sheep Foundation Advisory Board…..and the BCWF President and BOD write a letter stating we have no sheep knowledge in this province.
    When you look at past history in R4 with Bighorns it’s not hard to figure out that one individual is using the BCWF to try and get done what he did not achieve 10 or 12 years ago.
    F over R4 guides.
    Maybe Chuck and cohorts would be better off thinking conservation instead of trying to be superior to people that have forgotten more about wild sheep than they will ever know.
    Let’s see proof there’s a quota uplift to where a 250% harvest can be achieved…..

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    Re: Letter to Minister Katrine Conroy related to bighorn sheep and goat hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by bearvalley View Post
    There is a lot of misinformation in that letter.
    Yes kind of strange to say there is a significant decline in wildlife populations, but then say they want a increase in authorizations and more opportunity..
    Kind of shows a lack of wildlife conservation by the BCWF, but will say there has been some bad/strange things/decisions done by the EK branch.

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    Re: Letter to Minister Katrine Conroy related to bighorn sheep and goat hunting

    BCWF is for hunters and asking for a change to the number of opportunities is in support of hunters the way I see it
    The opps and the kills are all under the curl restrictions which is the control for sustainability, more hunters won't necessarily mean less sheep

    but the line in the sand is the pop number, and how the trigger number has been reached, so something had to be done
    Glad to say I have hunted Northern BC

    Simon Fraser had pretty good judgement on what he found in BC

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