On Monday, March 11, a Salmon Arm man pled guilty to killing a cow moose out of season in 2017. (Photo contributed)

Man fined $3,000 for killing moose out of season

Shuswap resident caught by conservation officers with dead animal

A Salmon Arm resident was sentenced Monday, March 11 in Provincial Court for the killing of a cow moose out of season.

The man, in his mid-50s, was fined $3,000 and forfeited two firearms.

Conservation officer Tanner Beck, based in Vernon, said officers received a tip in 2017 regarding the killing.

Read more: BC Conservation Officer Service helps injured Vernon swan

They immediately went to a private address in Salmon Arm where they found the moose and the accused.

The moose had been killed that day and had not yet been processed.

Beck said the man quickly admitted to the crime.

“When we arrived, they realized they had been caught, admitted the wrongdoing and provided statements,” he said.

Since then, the case has been making its way through the courts. The man faced two charges: killing wildlife not within an open season and unlawful possession of dead wildlife.

Read more: B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

The man shot the adult, full-sized moose “towards Larch Hills” in January 2017, Beck said, “so there was no hunting season for moose at that time.”

Of the $3,000 fine, $2,900 goes to the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund to be used for wildlife or habitat work, he explains, with $100 going to the courts.

“We catch a number every year,” said Beck. “It’s what our job is for, exactly what we’re looking to catch.”


@SalmonArm
marthawickett@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Revelstoke golfer heading to 55+ Summer Games

At 90 Audrey Lally does it for the exercise

Finding a career and finding family

When Marie-Pier Rodrigue-Jacques moved to Revelstoke in October 2015 she couldn’t find… Continue reading

Revelstoke artist paints mural at Free Spirit Sports

Free Spirit Sports has come a long way since the days of… Continue reading

Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke May 25

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near Canyon Hot Springs due… Continue reading

Revelstoke Maternity Project survey available now

Researchers want to know about the Revelstoke maternity experience

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

KFD, COSAR rescue injured Okanagan hiker

Rescue happened after 1 p.m. on Lost Lake Trail in Kelowna after woman injured her leg

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Neighbours help save Okanagan garage fire from spreading

Neighbours knock down fire enough before BX-Swan Lake firefighters arrive to fully extinguish

UBC researchers want to hear from rural residents on health care

Once completed, the project will inform health care planning and policy decisions

Kamloops RCMP investigate violent home invasion

Police believe the incident was targeted

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Most Read