On March 12, 2012 the last of two men were sentenced in a Vanderhoof court room for their role in shooting a calf moose off of Stella Road near Fraser Lake.
Kenneth Dixon of Fraser Lake pled guilty to one count using another person’s hunting licence to hunt moose and to a second count of discharging a firearm from a maintained road.
The case dated back to Oct. 18, 2011 when a complaint was received from a resident of Fraser Lake.
An investigation by Burns Lake conservation officers and the RCMP revealed that Dixon had shot a calf moose while it attempted to cross Stella Road then used his hunting partners licence to cover off the kill.
He was sentenced to pay a fine of $3,000 and suspended from hunting for a period of three years.
Dixon’s Browning seven millimetre rifle used in the offence was forfeited to the Crown.
Daniel Harris of Abbotsford pled guilty in January 2012 to allowing his hunting licence to be used by another person and was fined $1,000 and suspended from hunting for one year.
Report illegal hunting to the Report All Poachers and Polluters hot line at 1-877-952-7277.