Our way of life is under attack and science-based wildlife management has taken a back seat to emotional and ideological decision making.
Under the weight of politically manipulated social pressure, hunting opportunities have been eliminated here in BC and around the world.
Last year’s grizzly hunting ban was a wake-up call, a stark reminder that we cannot afford to be complacent. The antis are far from done. The battle to save our hunting heritage is just beginning. And so far, it’s a battle we’ve been losing.
What will our community do? What will be our legacy when, years from now, people look back on this critical point in time?
Will hunting still be “a way of life”, or just a memory of what some of us once enjoyed?
The Wild Sheep Society of BC is not going down without a fight.
With the support of its members, the WSSBC will soon be launching an aggressive project through our Hunter Heritage Program dedicated to ensuring our right to hunt is preserved. This is consistent with 2e of our Constitution, which states:
“The purposes of the Society are to maintain and promote the right to hunt in a safe and ethical manner and to foster good will, sportsmanship and fair chase in light of all rules and regulations.”
It is important to acknowledge that our primary focus is, and always will be, wild sheep conservation. The Hunter Heritage Program was established so that our conservation dedicated funds would remain isolated from any other purpose. This is where we need your help.
We have engaged Kelowna based Monashee Media to execute on our vision to take back control of the hunting narrative and the image of the hunter in popular media. This is not a small undertaking. It will take the support of our entire community to achieve our goals.
The program will be officially unveiled in February 2019. We have already received a commitment of over $40,000 to the program from a handful of our dedicated members. We are now asking for your financial support. The future of our hunting opportunities depends on it.
Thank you to all who participated in our rifle give-away thank you to Italian Sporting Goods. Through our online Hunter Heritage donation campaign we raised close to $10,000. If you missed out this time, will be hosting additional campaigns in the near future.
Our online individual donation campaign ended January 15th and we have drawn the winner. Congratulations Jonathan K!
We still need your support. DONATE NOW!
Help support this important initiative and DONATE NOW.
Customize your donation towards supporting the Hunter Heritage Program.
You can donate online or if you prefer, send a cheque made payable to the Wild Sheep Society of BC. Be sure to indicate that this is for our Hunter Heritage Program. Donations received prior to January 15th, 2019 will be eligible for the rifle giveaway. If you prefer you can also call 250- 961-1908 to make a credit card donation over the phone.
For payment via cheque, make payment to:
Wild Sheep Society of BC
101-30799 Simpson Road
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6X4
THE HUNTER HERITAGE PROGRAM
This ambitious project will be unveiled February 9th, 2019. It is important to note that if we are to change the public perception of hunting, we must focus on the non-hunting public. The harsh truth is we have been doing a poor job of this to date. We must adapt.
Although the anti-hunters are the most vocal, the overwhelming majority of people remain neutral on the topic of hunting. It is their hearts and minds that we must win over and educate. This campaign is designed around that premise.
The initial launch will consist of several short videos that will be distributed via digital media channels with the purpose of driving traffic away from the toxic environment of social media to a new stand-alone website. This platform will host longer videos, articles, and a podcast series, along with other thought provoking material.
In totality, the content will serve the express purpose of engaging, inspiring and educating the non-hunter, and through these efforts, show the average non-hunter that our way of life is relatable and acceptable in modern society.
If we win their hearts and minds, we will win this war.