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Bison shot and killed at Elk Island National Park

Officials at Elk Island National Park are asking for the public's help in identifying one or more poachers after two of the park's bison were shot and killed.

Parks Canada asking public for help in poaching incident

Two bison were shot and killed at Elk Island National Park in mid-October, says Parks Canada. (Dennis J. Lingohr/American Prairie Foundation/AP)

Officials at Elk Island National Park are asking for the public's help in identifying one or more poachers after two of the park's bison were shot and killed.

Parks Canada says the two animals were killed on the weekend of Oct. 17 near the park's north entrance.

According to a statement released by the parks service, one of the animals was dragged about 800 metres north to a field where some of the meat was removed.

Officials say a white Dodge pickup truck with extra grill lights and a rooftop light bar was spotted in the area around the time of the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Parks Canada wardens at 1-877-852-3100.

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