The B.C. government has recently banned the grisly hunting of grizzly bears.
But next door in Alberta, it's still legal to shoot cougars.
And one high-profile hunter's cheery tale about killing one of these mountain lions has not gone over well on social media.
Steve Ecklund, host of The Edge, bagged a big cat earlier this month.
"What an unreal ending to a fun filled season," he declared on his Facebook page.
Famous cat lover Laureen Harper, wife of former prime minister Stephen Harper, joined in the chorus of criticism.
"What a creep," she wrote. "Chasing cougars with dogs until they are exhausted then shooting a scared, cornered and tired animal. Must be compensating for something, small penis probably."More