British Columbia Conservation Service Officer’s investigation has led to the conviction of two individuals in a cow moose poaching case.
In September, a West Kelowna resident was fined $4,000 and banned from hunting for three years.
He was also prohibited from possessing any firearm, cross-bow, prohibited or restricted weapon, device or ammunition in connection with poaching a cow moose out of season.
The individual was also convicted of improper storage of a firearm, possession without a licence, and must forfeit their rifle and retake training.
In December, another individual was fined $1,500 after being convicted in Kelowna for killing a cow moose out of season near Jackpine Lake.
Recently, an Agassiz man pleaded guilty to poaching a moose in Dawson Creek in 2017.
He was issued a $4,000 fine and a five-year hunting prohibition. The court also ordered $3,000 of the fine to go to Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
The BCCOS is reminding the public that it is a hunter’s responsibility to be cognizant of all Wildlife Act, Hunting and necessary regulations.
Suspected poaching incidents can be reported to the #RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277