Poachers sought

Conservation officers seek individual(s) who shot illegal elk on Sept. 11 in the Ratnip Lake area

If you have information about an illegal elk that was shot in the Ratnip Lake area, northeast of Chute Lake on Sept. 11, conservation officers would appreciate a call.

CO Ed Seitz says they have information that a 3×4 point bull elk was shot in the afternoon or evening of Sunday, Sept. 11 and only six point or larger were in season at the time.

Several persons are of interest in the investigation including the two young males who were in the area and glassing the bull when it was shot, and who saw their vehicle.

They were driving a light-coloured late model Ford F250.

“We really hope they will come forward and give us some more information,” commented Seitz.

They would also like to hear from the person who had game cameras set up in the area and has photos of people packing meat out from that area in the early hours of the morning of Sept. 12.

As well, anyone who saw an older model, probably late 1990s, silver or gray Dodge pickup with dual wheels and with a distinctive heavy white bumper, go into that area about that time, Sept. 11 or 12, is asked to contact the CO service.

It’s an unusual vehicle, noted Seitz.

The area can be accessed off the old Kettle Valley Railway route between Kelowna and Chute Lake.

Anyone with information that may help in this investigation is asked to call the Report All Poachers and Polluters line toll-free at: 1-877-952-7277 and ask for Terry Myroniuk or Ed Seitz.

jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

Kelowna Capital News