It’s illegal to let your dog run deer

Dogs caught running deer can be destroyed because it's illegal to permit your dogs to chase wildlife.

Dogs who are caught running deer can be destroyed, if they’re caught, and their owners can be fined, warns the conservation officer service.

CO Ed Seitz says an owner on Huckleberry Road out Highway 33 was warned after his dogs were chasing wildlife because it can kill the deer, even if the dogs don’t.

“Well-fed, well-rested dogs who are left outside to run at large during the day while folks are away from home, in deer winter range, can do a lot of harm,” said Seitz.

“The deer have limited resources and when they use up their energy that way they can die from exposure,” he explained.

It’s particularly damaging later in the year when the does are pregnant with their fawns, he said, because they can abort their young under that kind of stress.

It’s illegal for dogs to run any kind of wildlife under the Wildlife Act, he said.

jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

 

Just Posted

Updated: Highway 97 reopens to traffic, Peachland fire crews monitor fires this morning

Crews continue to battle the 1,000 hectare Mount Eneas blaze south of Peachland

West Kelowna residents remain on alert due to wildfire

Evacuation alerts are in effect for properties in the Glenrosa area

Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire burns at 400 hectares

An evacuation alert remains in effect for those on Lakeshore Road

Show of union solidarity on casino picket lines

Labour movement to back striking BCGEU workers in protest on Saturday

Updated: Complete list of B.C. Interior wildfire coverage

Up-to-date information on blazes happening the Kamloops Wildfire Centre

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Friday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

Scammers dressed as Mounties threaten to arrest senior if she doesn’t cough up cash

Pair of fraudulent officers threaten to arrest 90-year-old woman

Fundraiser launched to help mom of French jogger detained after accidentally crossing U.S border

Cedella Roman, 19, was detained in America after accidentally crossing the border

Trump slams Federal Reserve rate hikes

Fed raised benchmark rate for a second time this year in June, and projects two more hikes to come

New wildfire burning in the Naramata area

Wildfire ignited at Paradise Ranch, near Naramata

Police to provide update on case against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

McArthur worked as a landscaper, allegedly concealed the remains of seven men in planters

Premiers to wrap up 2 days of meetings at New Brunswick seaside resort

Meetings held in the scenic seaside town of St. Andrews on Thursday focused on trade

B.C. city wants pot banned from ALR

Mayor and council are concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

On the street: Kelowna reacts to 2018 wildfires

BC Wildfire is working with local departments to battle multiple blazes near Kelowna.

Most Read