Hunting and Identity

In some perspectives, Norway and British Columbia (Canada) are similar. The terrain is very much alike, and the population stands at around 5 millions. British Columbia, however, is nearly 3 times as large as Norway, with a much more considerable availability and diversity of game than Norway. Hunting regulations in British Columbia are also much less stringent than in Norway. In other words, British Columbia is a heaven for hunters, even compared to Norway that fares better than any other country in Europe.

Yet, the number of resident hunters in British Columbia is strikingly lower than in Norway, and it keeps dropping. From a high of 174,000 in the mid-eighties, it stood at 79,210 in 2013, or about 1.6% of the BC population. In contrast, resident hunters in Norway are increasing every year, and are at 509,570 as of April 8,2019. That’s about 9.7% of the population.

Why such a 6 fold difference between Norway and British Columbia? Population replacement and feminization.

Decades of immigration policies targeting skin color rather than merit and adaptability have increased non-Europeans in British Columbia to 27.41%, or nearly a third, of the population as of 2016 (on a side note, Nordics account for 8.06% of the population in British Columbia, with Norwegians leading the way). In contrast, the population of Norway remains largely homogenous, with Nordics and Europeans standing at between 91.5% and 94.5% of the total population as of 2019.

The Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, Koreans, Japanese, Iranians, Vietnamese, and Punjabis who make 27.41% of the population in British Columbia simply tend to not hunt in their country of origin, and therefore do not hunt when they emigrate to Canada. The reason is both cultural and also practical. Their country of origin has a very poor environmental record and has typically exceeded the carrying capacity of the land. Game has often been extirpated or is spare. In other words, there is not much left to hunt in their country of origin, so it no longer is part of their culture. Those who still harvest wildlife typically do so in appalling and revolting conditions, unrelated to actual hunting, as my personal professional experience with Asians in British Columbia has established: Systematic extermination of black bears by any method, however unethical and illegal, for paws and gall bladder, while the rest of the animal is left to rot, to export to China by the hundreds every week from Vancouver alone.

Societal feminization, and the overall stigmatization of traditional male characteristics, are also an important factor in the constant decrease in hunting in British Columbia. Hunting is indeed a core male evolutionary trait based on millions of years of evolution. Men are biologically designed to hunt, women are not (see Gender Biology). As a matter of fact, even in Norway, known for its promotion of “gender equality”, including allocating sizable resources to encourage women to hunt like men do, only 14.5% of hunters were women as of 8 April 2019. A number that remained historically below 3% prior to government’s social engineering programs designed to coerce women into engaging in an activity they biologically and traditionally had no interest in.

Overall, hunting is part of the identity of the European (and Norse) male. As immigration leads to population replacement, and our western societies endeavor to eliminate evolutionary male traits and characteristics, hunting, as part of our identity, is being threatened. Ultimately, this is an existential threat to our culture.