The local Conservation Officer Service is seeking the public’s assistance in finding the person(s) responsible for killing this female moose on Telkwa High Road.

Poachers and dogs hound wildlife

Conservation Officer Service is seeking assistance in finding person(s) responsible for killing pregnant moose on Telkwa High Road.

It’s that time of year, unfortunately, for wildlife.

With the snow depth melting away, Sgt Kevin Nixon of the Conservation Officer Service said, dogs are having an easier time of getting around to chase wildlife, especially deer.

As with previous years,  conservation officers are seeing an increase in the number of incidents of dogs chasing and in some cases attacking wildlife.

Nixon recalled an incident last year where a group of dogs tracked down a deer.

“They literally shredded the deer, but left it alive,” he said.

The onus to prevent dogs from chasing wildlife is on dog owners, Nixon said.

This extends to potential interactions on a dog owner’s property.

“There’s a misconception that if a dog chases a deer on your property it’s OK,” Nixon explained.

“But it’s not.”

Conservation officers prefer to use education to solve the problem, in some cases that education can come in the form of a $230 ticket, Nixon said.

The worst case scenario, is to put the dog(s) down, Nixon added.

As if being chased by dogs wasn’t enough, local wildlife are always the target of poachers.

In fact, conservation officers are seeking the public’s assistance in solving the most recent case of poaching.

On Feb. 28 at about 8 a.m., a female moose was shot and left on the side of Telkwa High Road, approximately 3.5 kilometres northwest of the junction with Snake Road.

“The pregnant cow moose was not removed from the kill site and was left to waste,” Knibbs said.

The Conservation Officers Services is asking anyone that witnessed any suspicious activities in the area or has any information which may assist with the investigation to call 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

 

Just Posted

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

Lego League provincial champions

Smithers’ Marley and Amelie are B.C. Lego League champions, and are fundraising to compete in Texas.

TSKLH Nation sues Province over Brucejack mine revenue sharing

The Tsetsaut/Skii km Lax Ha seeks to assert rights and title in the area around Pretivm gold mine.

Coastal GasLink prepares sites of construction work camps

Unist’ot’en condemn 14 ‘man camps’ housing 500-800 workers as threatening safety of women and children

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read