Moose farce

I cannot understand MLA John Rustad's indignation regarding the moose hunt when his own government did exactly the same thing 10-12 years ago.

They set out to increase the number of moose (all sizes) that could be harvested in game management areas north of Summit Lake. Two guides would have had their territories wiped out. The guides asked me to meet with them and Fish and Wildlife to argue against it.

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No matter how the point was argued, Fish and Wildlife were hell bent on increasing the quota. Their excuse was to starve out the wolves "to protect the caribou.” That was unbelievable. We asked "what wolves don't eat caribou" and the reply was "they can't  catch them in the snow.” It was obvious that these so-called biologists had no idea. 

The caribou were starving due to the clear cuts which were harvesting every stick that had lichen on it. In fact I believe Rustad was Minister of Forests when a huge cut block was approved in the caribou grazing area. 

So direct your indignation at that idiotic committee studying the caribou that your government started and let it run wild. The people that know the area like trappers and guides will never be consulted as they don't mince words.

Terry Burgess

Prince George

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