Nfld. & Labrador

Shooting moose from vehicles lazy: RCMP

The RCMP says it is receiving many complaints about dangerous hunters who are not bothering to get out of their vehicles or leave roads before taking a shot at a moose.
Police say they are receiving complaints about people hunting from their vehicles. (CBC)

RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador Police say they are receiving many complaints about dangerous hunters who aren’t bothering to get out of their vehicles or leave roads before taking a shot at a moose.

Sgt. Boyd Merrill says most hunters do things by the book, but others are trolling for moose on secondary highways and woods roads all around the province. "It's just extreme laziness," he said.

"Too lazy to get out of the car and go into the woods and hunt like you're supposed to. Stopping on the highway, erratic driving, driving without due care and attention, standing in the rear of half-tonne trucks."

Merrill says hunting from a vehicle is not only dangerous; it's illegal under the Criminal Code and provincial laws.