News

COs find elk shot illegally

Conservation officers are asking for help from the public with information about the shooting of an elk in Okanagan Mountain Park at the opening of hunting season.

Open season for elk with a minimum of six points on an antler opened Sept. 10 in this area.

However, a five-point bull elk was shot about 9 that morning, according to people in the area at the time.

Three shots were heard and the dead animal was discovered left behind by the shooter.

Seitz says he is hoping whoever shot the elk will turn themselves in before the investigation gets well underway.

“If this was you, this is your opportunity to come forward. If you don’t it will be viewed differently,” he said.

“An ethical hunter would have turned himself in if he made such a mistake. We would be more lenient than we will be if we have to investigate.”

Under the Wildlife Act, there’s provision for a fine of up to $50,000 and/or six months in jail.

The person could be charged with hunting during a closed season, failure to report the shooting and leaving the edible portion behind.

There were a number of people in the area at the time, said Seitz, so he is hopeful one of them saw something which could be helpful and will come forward with some information.

Contact him through the toll-free Report All Poachers and Polluters line at: 1-877-952-7277.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Kelowna Siblings to watch themselves on Disney TV
 
Welfare rates leave bad taste
 
Demolition to begin soon for Nelson Commons
Jakubeit wants to delay budget
 
Province waiting for Boonstock payment
 
McKortoff first female mayor in Osoyoos
North Shore Hall to receive major upgrade
 
Time to fill the Christmas kettle
 
Police warn public of phone scam

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.