Everyone to blame for decline in moose population

I am not a moose hunter myself, but I have concerns about the unregulated hunting of moose by First Nations.

Editor:

I am not a moose hunter myself, but I have concerns about the unregulated hunting of moose by First Nations.

I listen to the First Nations people claim that the moose are part of their culture and tradition and blame the white man for the decline in the moose population, when I think they must share some of the blame.

The moose are shot year around by First Nations driving around in pick up trucks using high powered rifles.

Some of these individuals are mostly white but have status, and are not very traditional in my opinion.

Just because you can does not mean you should.

There are far too many people now for all of us to live as hunter gathers.

The moose moved into this country in the 1930s and there were none before that.

My father told the story of a Toosey man who shot one of the first moose to show up in the area and the elders would not eat it as they did not know what it was.

I think we should get rid of the feral horses that are in the same meadows competing with the moose.

Yes, I know they don’t always eat the same thing, but sometimes they do.

These horses are not native to this country or even North America.

They were brought here by white men.

Feral horses are an invading species and I see no beauty in a herd of scrub feral horses.

I would suggest putting one feral horse in your freezer every winter — it would help both the land and the moose.

Brian Durrell

Williams Lake

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