Vancouver Island, BC – A Calgary man received a $2,875 penalty and a two-year hunting ban for using a BC resident licence to hunt, despite living in Alberta.
The incident occurred in Oct. 2019 near Woss on Vancouver Island. Conservation Officers were conducting hunting compliance checks.
Hunting big game in BC as a non-resident, without being accompanied by a licenced guide, an assistant guide with written authorization or a person with the required permits, is an offence under the BC Wildlife Act.
The sentencing recently concluded in Port Hardy Provincial Court.
The #BCCOS hopes this penalty deters others from similar activities.
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