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Man handed $4K fine and 5-year hunting probation for poaching BC moose

A man has been convicted of poaching a moose in British Columbia after being reported by hunters.

The unnamed poacher, from Aggasiz, pleaded guilty to hunting wildlife outside of open season back in 2017.

<who> Photo credit: COS </who> Evidence collected by conservation officers.

He has now been fined $4,000 and given a five-year hunting probation, the Conservation Officer Service said.

The moose he poached was in Dawson Creek.

Most of the fine – $3,000 – will go to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

<who> Photo credit: COS </who> Evidence collected by conservation officers.

Conservation officers added: “It was hunters who first reported the incident to COS in Oct. 2017.

“The Vancouver Police Department Forensics Lab assisted with the investigation.”

To report poaching, call 1-877-952-7277.

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