Black bear season over on Haida Gwaii

On June 24 the province announced that Black Bear season on Haida Gwaii would come to an end on June 27, and that the fall black bear season was also to be closed.

On June 24 the province announced that Black Bear season on Haida Gwaii would come to an end on June 27, and that the fall black bear season was also to be closed.

The season closes 72 hours  after public notification that a total of four black bears have been  harvested on Haida Gwaii by licensed hunters. The closure covers  Wildlife Management Units 6-12 and 6-13.

The black bear hunt has been a point of contention on the island, as islanders have rallied and lobbied to have the hunt ended completely.