November 04, 2014 - 7:28 PM
KAMLOOPS – Conservation officers are advising hunters to take note of permitted hunting areas after a man was ticketed for trespassing while harvesting a California big horned ewe on private property Monday afternoon.
“It was a mistake somebody made... he was very upset he had not been more diligent.” Conservation Officer Rob Armstrong says. “There was definitely no intent to be dishonest.”
Armstrong says the man harvested the ewe near train tracks in Kamloops – which under the trespass act is illegal. The meat from the animal was seized by the conservation service and will be donated.
“Generally if something is harvested illegally the animal will be seized,” Armstrong says. “We often give (the meat) to local first nations or needy families.”
Armstrong says all hunters should take notice and double check on restricted areas. The man's trespassing was reported by a member of the public.
Observers looking to make a report can contact the 24-hour conservation office line at 1-877-952-7277.
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