The growing effort to block American hunters is an effort to force the US to rescind its ban on the import of live Canadian cattle. Such imports were banned after an imported Canadian cow was discovered to have Mad Cow Disease. The ban, it is hoped, will prevent the disease from spreading to the US.
Fortunately, the boycott has not affected many American big game hunters because there is not a lot of big game hunting on cattle farmers' lands. So far, duck and goose hunters have been most affected. And that should continue to be the case unless the revolt catches fire and spreads into deer and elk country in Alberta and British Columbia.
We're watching the issue, and would like to hear from any big game hunters who have their hunts disrupted this winter. In the meantime, our advice to angry farmers up that way is to cool it. Hunters didn't make the Mad Cow decision. Scientists in Washington did in the long-term interest of both nations.