Information sought on dead bear
The Conservation Officer Service is seeking public assistance related to an incident where a black bear may have been shot and left dead in a tall cottonwood tree down the road from Teapot Mountain on the Cain Forest Service Road near Summit Lake.
On May 25, the Conservation Officer Service received a report of a dead bear up a tall Cottonwood tree just past the five-km marker on the Cain Forest Service Rd near Summit Lake. The Conservation Officer Service has visited the scene and believes this bear was shot and left high up in the tree and not retrieved or reported some time just before the long weekend.
This act is considered to be unethical and is an infraction of Wildlife Act requirements of retrieval and reporting. The Conservation Officer Service needs the help of the public to solve the matter.
Illegal hunting activities put all of us at risk and takes a toll on our wildlife populations. In the Prince George area alone there have been numerous reports of illegal hunting and, in many cases, animals were left to rot.
If you have information about this incident or others, please report it to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277. All callers remain anonymous and tips leading to a successful prosecution can lead to a reward.
Please note that if you observe an environmental violation, take as much information as you can including descriptions about the parties involved, their actions, locations and licence plate numbers and anything else you think might help an investigation. By working together, we can all help keep our environment safe and sustainable.
Report all poachers and polluters to the Conservation Officer Service 24-hour Call Centre at: 1-877-952-7277.