Hunters fined for killing deer out of season near Rose Prairie

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ROSE PRAIRIE, B.C. — Two men from the lower mainland have been convicted for hunting deer near Rose Prairie three years ago.

On March 31, two men entered guilty pleas under the BC Wildlife Act, to counts of killing deer during a closed season and harbouring the dead wildlife unlawfully.

Altogether, $5,800 in fines was handed out. One man got fined $3,500 and one got $2,300. Both were prohibited from hunting for three years.

The men forfeited the wildlife, two firearms and their hunting-related belongings.

In August 2013, the Conservation Officer Service received a report from the public indicating that two deer had been harvested out of season near Rose Prairie.

When officers attended the scene, they identified their suspects and used DNA testing to link one of the deer in the groups possession back to the scene.

Poaching and other environmental violations can be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the COS hotline, at 1-877-952-7277.