British Columbia

Hunters warned after pile of dead Canada geese found at side of road

Kamloops conservation officers are reminding hunters to properly dispose of their kills after a pile of dead Canada Geese was found at the side of the road.

'What we discourage is having it in a public place where non-hunting people see this and think the worst.'

Conservation officer Kevin Van Damme says the geese were legally hunted but improperly disposed of. (Jenifer Norwell/CBC)

Kamloops conservation officers are reminding hunters to properly dispose of their kills after a pile of dead Canada Geese was found at the side of the road.

The animals had been de-breasted and dumped in the Lac Du Bois Grasslands protected area just outside of Kamloops.

Conservation officer Kevin Van Damme says although the birds were killed legally the hunter could be charged for improper disposal. 

"We don't discourage hunters from dumping their waste back into the forest for other animals to feed on but what we really discourage is having it in a public place where non-hunting people see this and think the worst," said Van Damme. 

Van Damme says it can cost more to take animal parts to the dump. He also wants to remind non-hunters Canada Geese are not endangered.
    

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