Never Mind Panic Buying. Is BC Ready for ‘Panic Hunting’?

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First Nations and rural residents worry about safety as licence sales spike during COVID-19.

Kai Nagata 21 Apr 2020 | TheTyee.caKai Nagata is a hunter and angler. In his day job he works for Dogwood, a B.C. citizen group.

First it was empty store shelves and profiteers selling hand sanitizer online. Now it’s guns and ammo on backorder as many British Columbians hope to fill the freezer with wild fish and game.

As a hunter and angler, I can’t fault people for wanting to spend time outside — and reduce trips to the grocery store. But I’m starting to wonder how the B.C. government will protect health, public safety and wildlife populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hunting…

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