Conservation, Hunting Policy, and Rural Livelihoods In British Columbia

Key Points:

  • According to the Canadian Federation of Outfitters and Associations, in 2017 the hunting and fishing outfitting industry contributed nearly $2.7 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product and supported over 37 thousand jobs nationwide.
  • We are part of the ecosystem right? That is the main view that I would have that we aren’t separate from it … we are part of the ecosystem … we always have been … if it wasn’t for hunting you probably wouldn’t be here… none of us would be(Sean, personal communication, January 15, 2018).
  • As a consumptive user you get to understand the trends in abundance because sustainability is what dictates your ability to hunt (Jesse, personal communication, January 24, 2018).