Conservation officers remind hunters to clean up properly

By James Peters
October 18, 2016 - 12:37pm

KAMLOOPS — The BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding hunters when they are disposing of carcasses, to keep them away from the public.

The message comes after a passerby came across a pile of goose carcasses dumped in the Lac Du Bois Grasslands north of Batchelor Heights over the weekend.

Conservation Officer Kevin Van Damme says it appears the birds were shot and butchered legally, but disposal wasn't done properly.

"They had this waste, the remains, the hide, the head, and the remainder of the goose carcasses. They dump them in locations where recreating public can see them. They [the public] don't understand they are possibly from legal hunter remains, they think that they are from poached animals," said Van Damme.

Van Damme says the CO Service doesn't mind if the remains are returned to the forest for small animals to scavenge, but they should be taken away from where people can find them.

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