No open season on elk in Youbou

Please note that there is no “open season” at Youbou. Residents should not be concerned about our local elk Thor being hunted.

Please note that there is no “open season” at Youbou. Residents should not be concerned about our local elk Thor being hunted.

In your Dec. 25 issue Ms. Carlow had provided a photograph of one of our bull elks — unwittingly raising more attention than we had hoped for. According to local experts of Wilderness Watch, i.e. BC Wildlife Federation, hunters receive hefty fines if caught poaching. No licences have been issued.

For more information on protecting local wildlife please contact wildernesswatch@shaw.ca and/or hotline: 1-877-952-7277.

 

Maria Moran

Youbou

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