The last of two men were sentenced in a Vanderhoof court room March 12 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 October 18, 2011 when a complaint was received from a resident of Fraser Lake. An investigation by Conservation Officers 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.
Dixon was sentenced to pay a fine of $3,000 and suspended from hunting for a period of three years. Dixon’s Browning 7mm rifle used in the offence was forfeited to the Crown.
Daniel Harris of Abbotsford pled guilty in January to allowing his hunting licence to be used by another person and was fined $1,000 and suspended from hunting for one year. The public is encouraged to report any illegal fish, wildlife or pollution offence 24 hours a day to the Report – All-Poachers, Polluters hot line at 1-877-952-7277.