Hunters slapped with hefty fine after illegal kill

Hunters slapped with hefty fine after illegal kill

Conservation officers charged two hunters from the Lower Mainland last week near Princeton.

RCMP received a complaint Thursday of illegal hunting on Black Mine Road, according to RCMP Corporal Chad Parsons.

“We attended and found two males from the Lower Mainland had shot a deer in a no-shooting area and on private property,” he said. The deer was seized and donated to a First Nations community, and the men were charged under the Wildlife Act with illegal harvest of wildlife and discharging a fire arm in a no-shooting area.

Parsons said the combined fines totalled about $1,000.

“They were remorseful,” he said. “They said they saw the deer and panicked. It was actually shot within a couple of hundred metres from a residence so it’s fortunate that only the deer was injured.”

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