Tsilhqot’in Nation and Southern Dãkelh Announce Ban on Moose Hunt
September 05, 2018
Williams Lake, BC: T il qot’in Nation and Southern Dãkelh Nation Alliance (SDNA) are joining together to ban all Limited Entry Hunts (LEH) for moose within their respective territories in the interior of British Columbia. This collaboration comes in response to the dire state of declining moose populations in our territories and the lack of effective action by the Province of BC.
Despite the unprecedented 2017 wildfires, which have made struggling moose populations in the region even more vulnerable to hunters and predation, the BC Government continues to issue Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) permits for moose in our territories, contravening recommendations on wildlife management and without the consent of our Nations. As a result of the wildfires, thousands of access routes for hunters and predators have been created while high value habitat for moose has been drastically reduced.
Read More: http://www.tsilhqotin.ca/Portals/0/PDFs/Press%20Releases/2018_09_05_JointPRMooseProtection.pdf