Environment Yukon seeks info on suspected poaching case

Yukon conservation officers are asking for the public’s help to solve a suspected case of deer poaching on Grey Mountain.

Yukon conservation officers are asking for the public’s help to solve a suspected case of deer poaching on Grey Mountain.

Environment Yukon says conservation officers started investigating the case March 22.

The location of the suspected offence is on a power line right-of-way, which intersects the Grey Mountain Road between the cemetery and the trailhead parking area.

It’s believed the deer was killed and loaded onto a 4×4. As officers followed the vehicle tracks, they found eagle feathers near the suspected kill site.

Permit hunts for deer are managed through a lottery system, and since the season is also not yet open for deer, killing a deer is an offence under the Wildlife Act.

It’s also an offence to kill an eagle under the Wildlife Act. Infractions under the act are punishable by fines of up to $50,000, one year in prison, or both, for a first offence.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Turn In Poachers and Polluters (TIPP) line at OVERSET FOLLOWS:1-800-661-0525.

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