Heyman says First Nations will still be allowed to hunt grizzlies for food, social or ceremonial reasons, or for treaty rights.

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VANCOUVER—Hunting grizzly bears has been banned in British Columbia, a move guides complain will put them out of business while environmentalists say is long overdue.
B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson said public consultations have made it clear that killing grizzlies cannot be allowed, with the exception of First Nations who hunt for treaty rights or for food, social and ceremonial reasons.
“It is no longer socially acceptable to the vast majority of British Columbians to hunt grizzly bears,” Donaldson said Monday. “That’s the message.”
The spring hunt in the province was scheduled to open in April, but the ban for both resident and non-resident hunters takes effect immediately.
There are an estimated 15,000 grizzly bears in the province, which Donaldson said is …
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