Cow Moose Sign Project creator Dan Simmons is taking his advocacy to the next level, with a quiet demonstration along Highway 97 South in Williams Lake Wednesday, Sept. 9. (Photo submitted)

Cow Moose Sign Project founder continues to protest cow moose hunt in B.C.

Dan Simmons hoping to stop ‘cow and calf moose cull’

Dan Simmons is hoping to catch the attention of provincial leaders around the issue of cow and calf moose hunting in B.C.

Founder of the Cow Moose Sign Project which has gained momentum since its inception in 2015, Simmons has recently amped up his efforts.

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, he stood along the boulevard on Highway 97 near the Tourism Discovery Centre in Williams Lake with hand-made signs calling on Premier John Horgan and forests minister Doug Donaldson to stop the cow and calf moose cull.

“You are ignoring and not listening. Reverse your decision. Do the right thing,” stated one of the signs.

A hunter and former guide, Simmons penned a letter to the Williams Lake Tribune in May, airing his frustrations with the government’s 400 tentative authorizations for cow or calf moose for 2020, up from 340 in 2019.

His campaign has gained support from the B.C. Liberals and local First Nations.

Read more: Cow moose campaign gets political support in bid to shut down B.C.’s antlerless hunt

Last week, Soda Creek Indian Band Kukpi7 (Chief) Sheri Sellars announced her community supported the signage project and was installing a billboard promoting the protection of cow moose.

Read more: Billboard promoting the protection of cow moose latest to be installed along Highway 97

With files from Angie Mindus and Rebecca Dyok.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cariboo Potters Guild fall sale coming up Saturday, Oct. 3

The works of 13 potters will be featured in the sale as members have been busy during COVID downtime

CASUAL COUNTRY 2020: Freedom to ride

Desous Mountain offers world class trail network

FRENCH CONNECTION: New legislature will have many new faces

There are a numerous gaps in our local health services

Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League year end tourney champs crowned

“Overall, it was a very good tournament,” Barbondy said

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

B.C. marriage annulled because husband was unable to have sex with wife

Husband did not disclose any sexual health concerns to his wife prior to marriage

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

White Rock’s namesake spray-painted with Black Lives Matter slogan

Vandalism occurred sometime between Friday and Saturday

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. VOTES 2020: B.C. Liberals vow to eliminate sales tax for a year

From 7% to zero, then back in at 3% to stimulate economy

The holiday everyone needs this year: Vote for your favourite in Fat Bear Week 2020

Voters will get to decide who gets to take home this year’s most coveted prize

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

Most Read