Illegal moose kills concern conservation officers

The BC Conservation Service is asking for information from the public after two bull moose were killed and left to rot over the weekend.

The BC Conservation Service is asking for information from the public after two bull moose were killed and left to rot over the weekend.

Conservation officer Brent Smith says the first dead moose was reported Sept. 30, left off a forestry road on Bastion Mountain near Herald Park outside of Salmon Arm.

“They took nothing, no meat, no antlers. It was just shot and left in a ditch,” said Smith of the 1,200 to 1,400 pound specimen.

“I don’t know the motivation for doing something like this, but it is ceratinly a shame to see.”

The second moose was shot near Lisa Creek near Falkland. It too was abandoned.

Smith says the conservation service is anxious to hear from anyone who may have information about the illegal hunting activity.

The moose hunting season doesn’t open in this area until Oct. 15.


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