"What kind of Nation are we allowing a mother bear to be slaughtered in front of her 9 month old cubs?" Norcott wrote on Facebook. "Are we going to be a voice for the voiceless or turn our backs to this senseless killing? We're supposed to be good stewards to our wildlife. Let's prove it." Animal advocates are trying to stay positive, rallying to make sure that the hunt doesn't happen again next year.
But this year, 307 bears are dead, innumerable cubs are alone in the forest and the hunters appear to be perfectly happy. One hunter posted a gruesome video to Facebook of his bear hunt. "Wouldn't it be awesome if you could have got the Cubs too," one of his friends commented. The song chosen as the soundtrack? "Let the bodies hit the floor."