Elk NetworkBC Officers Seek Elk Poachers

General | October 27, 2020

Authorities in the southeast corner of British Columbia are trying to find the person(s) who shot and killed a bull elk during archery season. It happened about 150 miles south and west of Calgary just across the Alberta-British Columbia border.

“I believe the people not only knowingly shot a five-point bull elk and wasted the whole carcass, but they started to dress it,” Patricia Burley of the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service told the Free Press. “They started to cut it, and obviously got scared off and left it. That gives me suspicion someone was in the area and might have seen them.”

In a separate case, conservation officers are trying to find who is responsible for shooting two Roosevelt elk near Nanaimo, located due west of Vancouver on Vancouver Island. Authorities believe the perpetrator(s) shot the animals on October 22, 2020.

If you have any information regarding either case, call 1-877-952-7277.

For 2020, Remington partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching.

(Photo source: British Columbia Conservation Officer Service)