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Very sad news – Alberta naturalist, Charlie Russell passed away on the 7th. Just 4 days earlier, as I sailed through “The Great Bear Rainforest” I spent some time looking through one of Charlie’s books which was on board: cbc.ca/…/charlie-russell-alberta-bear-expert-dies-1.4653404

Grizzly Bears in particular haven’t had many friends over the last couple of hundred years. Thankfully, on December 18th the BC NDP Government became one and ended this atrocious trophy hunting fiasco once and for all. I do not necessarily support any one given political party but I certainly do support this legislation and I applaud those elected to office for making a humane decision. This is certainly cause to celebrate this… Read More

This is your opportunity to let government know that you want a total and complete ban on killing Grizzly Bears, across all of British Columbia. Email grizzly.bear@gov.bc.ca and CC the following: premier@gov.bc.ca flnr.minister@gov.bc.ca env.minister@gov.bc.ca tristan.jones@gov.bc.ca andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca If you live in B.C. please copy to your MLA as well. You can click on this link to find your MLA and contact info: https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members While the killing of Grizzly Bears for any reason, can be a… Read More

In conjunction with RSDK clothing rsdk.ca and internationally renowned stand up paddle boarder Norm Hann normhann.com the below image is going to be used across British Columbia to help promote ending the Trophy Hunt. This is certainly a contentious issue in the upcoming May 9th provincial election and it’s definitely an honor to have one of my images used to help effect change. Be sure to check out both Andrew’s website as well as… Read More

A True Champion of Bears Charlie Russell (born August 19, 1941) is a Canadian naturalist known for his study of Grizzly Bears. Russell grew up in Alberta in the Canadian Rockies as the son of the well known hunter, guide, film maker, and naturalist Andy Russell. Charlie and his two brothers learned about the wilderness from their father, assisting him as adventure guides and cameramen. His brothers went to college and became… Read More

It’s hard to believe that the hunting of Grizzly Bears and Black Bears is still allowed. Go to www.bearsforever.ca and if you can, make a donation or at least sign the petition. Bears Forever will send you a complimentary bumper sticker or fridge magnet for signing the petition.