Re: Grizzly hunt ban aims at cities (B.C. Views column, Aug. 21). As a lifelong hunter and licensed trapper for 40 years, I was born in Quesnel and have lived in northern communities including New Aiyansh, Hazelton, Fort St. James, McBride, Fraser Lake and others. As a former RCMP officer, I have had to kill many problem bears. Fewer people are hunting bears today than in years gone by, leading to increasing populations.