April 13, 2018

Parks Canada pays foreign hunters $6M to go on hunt of a lifetime on taxpayers dime

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


Parks Canada is finding new ways to waste our money, this time paying a New Zealand-based company nearly $6M to go on the hunt of a lifetime off the coast of BC.

The Sitka Blacktail deer were introduced to Haida Gwaii for hunting in 1898 and took the place over. With no natural predators, the little ruminants overpopulated and started to destroy the ecosystem.

Much of Haida Gwaii is a national preserve, which means the solution to the infestation of destructive deer was left up to the big thinkers in Environment Minister Catherine McKenna's Ministry.

Parks Canada hired five New Zealanders who specialize in deer eradication to shoot the deer from low-flying helicopters.

The Kiwis also used tracking dogs to hunt the deer on the island and boats to shoot them from the shoreline.

The cost of all this pest control is $5.7M, courtesy of the Canadian taxpayer.

These lucky Kiwis are getting a sweet heli-hunt, all the deer they can shoot and are getting paid for it too, when the rest of us would pay handsomely out-of-pocket for such an adventure.

So, I have a better idea. Let Canadian hunters do this.

Watch as I show you how it can be done, and to learn about the other time Canadian hunters controlled an invasive species with very little government intervention, for less money.

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commented 2018-04-17 12:59:47 -0400
Many hunters from all over Canada would have been happy to pay to go and get a chance to help solve the problem for them. I would have gone for maybe a once in a lifetime hunt there. It would have added a lot of money in to the local economy through hotels, restaurants etc. A win win for the hunters as well as local businesses. My next question is for climate Barbi and the rest of libtards that came up with this braniac plan. If you did not kill them all, how many more years before it will need to happen all over again?
Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. Another fine example of our tax dollars at work.
commented 2018-04-16 11:32:38 -0400
Sources? There’s no other info on this that I can find.
commented 2018-04-15 01:38:23 -0400
Tammie your idea with the military would be the most efficient… Another idea of selling tags to support other programs perhaps even infrastructure in various towns or whatever is also an outstanding idea.. In fact just a place in open season with no weapon restriction and harvesting meat for the table is also a great idea… With stupid shit like this, if it doesn’t make sense somebody is making a lot of money… If you would’ve went the day before the hunt and take a deer and got caught you would’ve been charged with poaching and prosecuted under the full weight of the law but in the following 24 hours they would machine gun hundreds if not thousands of these tiny deer and actually pay foreigners to do it shows just how far out of touch the government wants to be from the people.!! I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK.!!!!
commented 2018-04-15 00:48:31 -0400
If hunting by helicopter by highly trained personnel is okey dokey, why didn’t the government ask our military to handle the cull?! No additional funding needed for labour, our military receive a paycheck…so, the government would have to pay for costs associated with flying a chopper and bullets vs spending almost 6 million dollars to have Kiwi contractors take care of this. It doesn’t make sense at all.
commented 2018-04-14 22:54:45 -0400
4 Freedom, yep. It’s a big middle finger to all of us.
commented 2018-04-14 19:38:52 -0400
The reasoning, conduct, methodologies and perceived ‘act of charity’ described and proselytized are nothing more than fodder to distract from what really was happening. This was another golden opportunity to dismiss Canadians, grandstand, and further, plunder taxpayers by the same rampant crony corruption scams being sold to Canadians as seen in all tyrannical leftist government decisions/operations.
commented 2018-04-14 18:49:42 -0400
When I was with the BC Forest Service I lived on the Queen Charlotte Island for a year (1972). The local dear was the primary source of meat for us. They were very small. For comparison, a mule dear I shoot near McBride, BC (near the Alberta boarder) produced 150 lbs of meat, cut, boned and wrapped. A dear I shot in the Queen Charlottes, cut, boned and wrapped, fit quite nicely into the freezing compartment of small to mid size fridge. And as an indicator as to how numerous the dear population was, the average time for a hunting trip from the time we left our house to the time we returned was about half an hour. And that was the case not matter what town on the Islands you lived in. I’m sure the locals would have jumped at the chance to thin out the population, and done it very efficiently. If it only taked half an hour to get a dear just imagine what they could do in a whole day.
commented 2018-04-14 13:14:31 -0400

This describes in good detail what is involved in shooting nusance deer in populated areas. For the CLOSE RANGE headshot no farther than 50 yards and using Barnes “Varmint Grenade” frangible bullets which will group in an area about the distance between the deers eyes ASSUMING YOU ARE SHOOTING WITH A RIFLE ON A REST OR BIPOD…some expert shots (like me for instance) …could get the gun steady enough using a rigid shooting jacket and tight armsling from kneeling position…..I wouldn’t dream of trying it from a helicopter.
commented 2018-04-14 12:59:11 -0400
If the governments (Fed/Prov.) opened up a season for bow hunting, you would not have to bring in the Kangaroo hunters at a cost of $6 million, when they could be collecting from CANADIAN hunters to solve this problem with the meat being given or sold to the public, another cost effective method to this problem and what about all the cougar sighting on the island, why not relocate them to these so called effected islands?
commented 2018-04-14 10:29:20 -0400
Head shots from a helicopter, I call B#$@#$*!
If tags were offered Canadian hunters would have no problem taking care of this and it would not cost 6 million to do it.
commented 2018-04-14 09:58:47 -0400
Grew up hunting. I am outraged at this. Millions could have been made off these deer.
A draw system like the one currently in use. The non resident aliens pay an extra premium for these hunts. The income could have been used to support wild life similar to Ducks unlimited.
This sort of thing has happened before I recall a special grizzly hunt open for only two days and no one new about it. Just the government elites went on the hunt.
commented 2018-04-14 08:01:09 -0400
As I watched the video I realized Sheila was correct when it came to bounties – I personally as a kid – used to make some extra money on weekends cashing in on a few coyotes – if I remember correctly I used to get 30 bucks fro every tail I brought in.

In the end this is simply another prime example of an elite making decisions with no knowledge of the realities of life.

Canadians need to get used to this – it will only get worse.
commented 2018-04-14 07:54:03 -0400
I can assure you – from personal experience – shooting from a helicopter is not easy – I have done this against people and I know for a fact that the deer would be harder to hit and those “hunters” are not making just “head shots”.

I wonder who makes these decisions and I wonder who is actually deciding that only these folks can do this and more and more and more.

If you look deep enough there will be some cash exchanging hands.
commented 2018-04-14 04:23:54 -0400
Oh yeah, taking these deer with headshots only, while flying overhead and firing from a moving helicopter? A piece of cake to SPECIALISTS? I don’t think so, what are they doing, firing full auto and hoping one round hits in the head? I guess we can’t do anything including hunt in Canada anymore? Especially when Canada’s history has been hunting and living off of the land. In New Zealand how did the SPECIALISTS practice their techniques, shooting sheep while skateboarding? Yes let’s waste more of our tax dollars, if we aren’t paying out millions to some Terrorist piece of scum we are paying some SPECIALISTS to come and show us how to hunt. Don’t we have a guy in Canada that shot some Terrorist from an incredible distance in Afghanistan, that is a record. That’s the kind of shooters we have among us, the politicians that came up with this idea should be shot in the head by a SPECIALIST.
commented 2018-04-14 03:04:55 -0400
What….223 caliber? That is the same cartridge used in the AR15. These savages are using an assault rifle, oh the horrors.
Please note the tongue in cheek.
Sheila is bang on, they’re using varmint rifles, they work as long as they’re close and extremely accurate for an instant kill. Not good from a helicopter on a moving target
commented 2018-04-13 22:31:41 -0400
Another stupid, expensive solution created by Lieberals!!!
commented 2018-04-13 21:06:38 -0400
This is unbelievable, more so when considering the fact that since 2013 BC Liberals under christy clark had already allocated almost 50% of deer (and other game) harvest for non-resident hunters. They also allowed lumber companies to illegally block access for hunters to public land. Hunter outfitters lobby in BC is very strong catering to foreigners (mostly rich chinese & arabs) pushing resident hunters out of the public land. This year the situation for hunters might go from bad to worse under NDP premier Horgan is considering to drastically reduce or ban Deer hunt for the coming season in some regions.
Federals have put Canada up for sale and in this case they’re also providing the buyer with the money to harvest our natural resource. All this is going on while natives can take whatever animal & wherever they want, there’re no restrictions like age, sex, limit or season for them. They hunt during day & night with strong hunting lights, nobody dare to stop them.
There’s no end to political imbecility in Canada.
commented 2018-04-13 20:36:58 -0400
JOHN COX do you really think that there will be consequences to Climate Barbie or Justine the feminist for this kind of lunacy??
commented 2018-04-13 20:35:17 -0400
I would beg, borrow and even steal 2 million dollars to go on a hunt for Trudeau and his ministers.
We all know that the Liberals need to be culled as they are out of control and continually spouting rubbish and so infecting the Canadians that don’t pay attention and end up voting for them.
Cull them I say, eradicate the bunch, clean up Ottawa – mind you the Parliament buildings will have to be cleansed with fire to remove the Liberal stink – but so be it.
commented 2018-04-13 20:31:48 -0400
This got to be the worse case of lunacy I have seen come out of this moronic government in the history of Canada. This is an insult to the natives, local, provincial and national hunters. What the hell is wrong with government!!!! Is McKenna this much of an idiot ??? The Parks Canada upper management should be raked over the coals for this blunder, jobs should be lost, demotions should be forth coming.
commented 2018-04-13 20:17:38 -0400
not much of a hunter but trudy pay me 2 million dollars and i would gladly shoot any and all parks canada idiots that said this should be done. hey might even try barbecuing the meat.
commented 2018-04-13 19:59:35 -0400
Wow… what happened to the meat.?
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