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B.C. declares open season on wolves of the Chilcotin
Critics say it is unjustifiable and unscientific. They contend that the move was purely based on politics.
Under new wildlife regulations, there is no closed season and no bag limit on hunting wolves in 10 management units in the Cariboo region.
The changes also allow for unlimited trapping of wolves on private land with leghold traps in nine management units from April 1 to Oct. 14.
Jennifer McLarty, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, said that the changes are meant to help cattle ranchers protect their herds from wolves.
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