This is how fast you can lose your right to hunt and fish in spite of all the good science based research and support. The closure of this hunt was a political decision as opposed to a science based wildlife management decision.

Mark Werner, President of the Sportsmans Conservation Alliance ( SCA ) said in a recent video that he felt the hunt was a campaign promise to environmental supporters and a proxy issue.

http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/OIC_CUR/m414_2017