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Man fined for killing deer near Bridesville

A New Westminster man has been fined $1,5000 and banned from hunting for 18 months after admitting to shooting a deer out of season near Bridesville.

The BC Conservation Service says the incident took place in October 2020. Officers received a complaint of someone shooting from a road. They discovered a dead two-point mule deer buck and an empty rifle cartridge. The deer was unsalvageable, they said.

The man, who was not identified in a statement from the service, pleaded guilty recently to killing wildlife not within an open season and failing to retrieve edible portions, both offences under the BC Wildlife Act.

He was also ordered to retake the CORE hunter training program and forfeited his rifle. The fine will go towards the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

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