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FORT NELSON, B.C. – A BC Conservation Officer Service investigation near Fort Nelson led to the seizure of 300 lbs of moose meat in the lower mainland.

Officers say the investigation into the illegally shot moose is ongoing, and charges in the case are pending.

According to the BC COS, seized meat is usually donated to a food bank, community shelter, or local First Nation.

“Conservation Officers were happy to deliver the meat to the Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford,” said the Service in a tweet on Friday.

The BC COS has been busy in the northern part of the province as of late.

In a recent traffic stop near Prince George, the Service stopped 249 hunters and checked numerous moose, bear, deer, grouse and trout.

They issued 12 warnings as well as five violation tickets for infractions, including loaded firearms and transporting wildlife contrary to regulations.

The BC COS also recently teamed up with the BC RCMP in a traffic stop outside Fort St. John.

About 236 people went through the stop, which included 84 hunters. BC COS issued three violation tickets and five warnings. They also seized eight firearms and a stone sheep.

“As always, the BC COS continues to work with our law enforcement partners, and we are grateful for their attendance on road checks such as these,” said the Service in a Facebook post earlier this month.

To report poachers or polluters, call the COS hotline at 1-877-952-7277.

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