Dawson Creek RCMP advise hunters to be more aware of BC hunting regulations

first_imgPeople driving through crop land can also be charged with mischief under the criminal code for causing damage to crops.Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the BC Conservation office, Dawson Creek RCMP or can call Crimestoppers to remain anonymous. Police are issuing a reminder that hunting cultivated land without permission can result in a $230.00 fine under Section 39 of the BC Wildlife Act, and encouraging hunters to respect the rights of property owners by seeking permission prior to hunting on private land.Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a complaint of individuals hunting without permission on cultivated land on Friday.A farmer observed people in a vehicle shooting at elk on his property. The farmer attempted to speak with the individuals, who took off at a high rate of speed.- Advertisement -A search on the property later revealed a dead bull elk in the field.Both RCMP and the BC Conservation office were involved in trying to locate the suspects nearby; conservation is continuing with the investigation.Sgt. Ed Reinink with Dawson Creek RCMP adds that the use of firearms on roads can result in additional wildlife and criminal code charges.Advertisementlast_img

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