Conservation officers seek public’s help in deer poaching case

Burns Lake conservation officers are seeking the public's assistance

If anyone has any information on this deer that was shot at Ootsa Lake please call 1-877-952-7277.

If anyone has any information on this deer that was shot at Ootsa Lake please call 1-877-952-7277.

Burns Lake conservation officers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who shot and left a three point mule deer buck during the four point season.

According to conservation officer Jeff Palm, the deer was shot on private land in the Ootsa Lake area and was completely left to waste.

“This is a case of hunter not taking the time to correctly identify their target and abandoning the animal afterward,” said Palm.

It is believed the offence took place in the last week of October 2015.

Conservation officers are now asking the public to forward any information to their toll free report all poachers and polluters number at 1-877-952-7277.

According to Palm, seven animals – mostly moose and deer – were shot and left to waste this fall between Burns Lake and Smithers.

“These cases can be solved if the public is willing to help,” he said.