Tahltan call for end to grizzly bear hunting ban

John Crawford

The Tahltan Nation is calling on the BC government to restore the grizzly bear hunt in their territories. 
Tahltan Central Government president Chad Norman Day says, since the province imposed a ban on hunting the animals in December of 2017, the number of grizzlies in Tahltan territories has been growing substantially, putting pressure on ungulate populations, including deer and caribou. 
He also says the grizzlies are becoming quite aggressive, and seem to be losing their fear of humans. 
Day says the ban was imposed by the Horgan Government without proper consultation, and he told "Open Connection" host Robert Pictou that the Tahltan have made their displeasure very clear.

[Tahltan Central Government President Chad Day talking to CFTK-TV's Open Connection Host Robert Pictou, through ZOOM

Day says if the NDP are successful in the next provincial election, he expects to see the grizzly hunting ban decision reversed immediately, while the province sits down with the Tahltan and other First Nations regarding wildlife management. 

You can watch the full interview with Chad Norman Day on Tuesday's edition of CFTK-TV's "Open Connection" with Robert Pictou at 5:30pm.

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