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BC man who killed grizzly bear handed $7K fine, 100 hours of community service

A man who unlawfully killed a grizzly bar near Squamish three years ago was sentenced in provincial court last week.

Carmine Bruno of Port Moody was ordered to pay a $7,000 fine and complete 100 days of community service for the killing.

He has also been banned from hunting and possessing firearms for five years.

<who>Photo Credit: 123rf

Bruno’s actions in October 2021 were brought to the attention of the BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) after a public tip to the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline.

“The accused first claimed self-defence, but the evidence found during the investigation determined that the killing was not justified, and contrary to the Wildlife Act,” said a BCCOS post.

According to the BCCOS, there is no open season for hunting grizzly bears in BC.



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