The remains of a cow were left after being shot illegally on Coldstream Ranch range lands.

The remains of a cow were left after being shot illegally on Coldstream Ranch range lands.

Poachers targeting Coldstream Ranch cattle

Three cows have been shot since the beginning of October

Poachers are leaving cows to rot.

Three cows have been shot illegally on Coldstream Ranch range lands since the beginning of October.

“They are taking the hind quarters and leaving the rest,” said Pete Wise, with range patrol.

However, in one case, a cow was shot and no meat was removed.

Two of the incidents have occurred up the King Edward Lake Road while the other was near Postill Lake.

“If they are doing this to cattle, they are also doing this to wildlife,” said Wise, adding that he hopes residents visiting the bush will report any suspicious activity.

“We need to get some action going on this.”

Coldstream Ranch is prepared to pay a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals involved in the killing of the cattle.

The animals are worth between $2,000 and $3,000.

“The cows are very valuable and we are also losing future production because all of them are bred. You are losing a calf,” said Wise.

Anyone with information about these shooting is asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.