by Chris Genovali
In his signature modernist poem The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot famously wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” For large carnivores in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest it unquestionably is, for it marks the start of the spring recreational hunting season. After a long tough winter, many grizzlies, black bears, wolves and cougars are girding themselves for the onslaught of “sportsmen” wielding high-powered rifles in search of “trophies.” For these top predators, April signals a time to start dodging bullets from the ultimate super predator – Homo sapiens.
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