Local hunters who feel they are about to get the short end of the stick when it comes to new wildlife allocations are invited out to a public meeting in Quesnel on Saturday.
The Quesnel Rod and Gun club and the BC Wildlife Federation are hosting the meeting between 10 am and 1 pm at the Legion.
Ken Last, one of the organizers, says the Provincial Government has unilaterally decided to increase the allocation of wildlife to foreign trophy hunters and decrease it to local hunters that he says in some cases rely on game for a food source…
“Normally the other jurisdictions in Canada and across North America, foreign hunters get 10% of the game allocation and the resident hunters and First Nations get a share of what’s left.”
“(Government) is proposing in some cases as much as 45% for certain species, other species 25%.”
Last says a petition against the changes is available online on the BC Wildlife Federation website.
He says Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes has been invited to the meeting.