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FORT NELSON, B.C. – The BC Conservation Officer Service is out in the backcountry conducting hunter checks.

In a post on Twitter on Monday, the BC Conservation Officer Service gave an update on a recent four-day patrol near Fort Nelson.

According to the post, Conservation Officers covered 1,245 kilometres on their patrol. Out of the 43 hunters they checked, only one violation ticket was issued. The ticket was for failing to remove edible portions.

According to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development’s 2020-2022 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, “with respect to big game, excluding wolf, lynx, bobcat and wolverine, means the edible portions of the neck, ribs, four quarters and the loins of the animal and with respect to game birds, means the edible portions of both breasts of the bird.”

The document goes on to explain that edible portions do not include meat that has been damaged and made inedible by the method of taking, meaning the meat that was damaged by an arrow or bullet is not considered an edible portion that needs to be removed.

In addition to the violation ticket, one black bear was seized.

To stay up-to-date with possible in-season regulation changes, go to the B.C. Government website.

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