Clayton Stoner plead guilty to hunting without a license yesterday in an Abbotsford court.
He was charged after killing a grizzly in the Great Bear Rainforest in 2013.
William Housty of the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department gave a victim impact statement at the trial.
He says the issue is bigger than just Clayton Stoner, saying that the hunt itself is the issue.
He says the hunt is legal under BC and Canadian law, but not under traditional Heiltsuk laws.
Housty adds that they will continue to pressure the province to stop the grizzly bear trophy hunt.
Housty isn’t just against the grizzly trophy hunt, but also against trophy hunting in general, saying “you eat what you kill.”