Yes, absolutely. We know that we lost several thousand hunters with the long-gun registry. They decided to hang up their guns or sell off their guns rather than continue to hunt.
That was unfortunate, because just in their licence sales alone, that 30%, is a major contributing factor to our ability to continue to have quality of habitat, programming, research, and whatever we do in Saskatchewan. Also, because most of those moneys were leveraged against other NGO dollars, for every dollar they put in, we actually might generate another $1 to $2 over and above that. The other part we found is that those individuals, once they got out of hunting, no longer supported our federations at fundraising events and in volunteer hours, etc.
It had somewhat of a snowball effect on the whole process.