Deer allegedly shot illegally

The Conservation Officer Service is seeking the public’s help in finding the individual(s) who allegedly shot a wild animal from their vehicle Sunday evening on Chimney Lake Road.

The Conservation Officer Service is seeking the public’s help in finding the individual(s) who allegedly shot a wild animal from their vehicle Sunday evening on Chimney Lake Road.

According to the CO service and based on an account from witnesses in the area at the time, the alleged shooting occurred at 9:30 p.m. just past the first Chimney Lake campsite.

Witnesses say they heard two shots fired and saw a dark blue or black, small SUV stopped on the side of the road. Several people got out of the vehicle and witnesses indicate an animal, possibly a deer, was put in the back before the vehicle drove away.

“We’re looking for help. Maybe someone saw this vehicle,” says Darrell Ashworth with the Conservation Officer Service.

Ashworth says there are a number of reasons to be concerned with the alleged actions of the individuals, including the incident occurred during no- hunting season, shooting off the highway is not permitted, shooting from inside a vehicle is not permitted and the discharge of firearms in a residential/public area is not permitted.

“All those things are pretty serious,” Ashworth says.

Individuals with any information on this case are asked to contact the Conservation Officer Service in Williams Lake at 250-398-4568.