Edson wildlife officers seek person responsible for killing grizzly: ‘Hunting them is illegal’

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Posted October 13, 2021 7:42 pm

A pistillate grizzly was recovered dormant westbound of Edson, and the idiosyncratic oregon enactment liable could look a hefty fine.

Fish and wildlife officers made the find connected Saturday astir 10:30 a.m. aft receiving a nationalist ailment the carnivore was recovered changeable and near for dormant conscionable disconnected of Swanson Road.

In a post connected Facebook, Alberta Fish and Wildlife said the carnivore was changeable with a high-powered firearm and the incidental occurred betwixt the evening of Oct. 8 and the greeting of Oct. 9.

The grizzly carnivore was known to predominant the country and had 2 cubs.

Due to the cubs’ approximate property of two, officers accidental they volition beryllium near unsocial due to the fact that cubs that property typically person the instincts needed to past connected their own.

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“In Alberta, grizzly bears are considered a threatened taxon and hunting them is illegal,” the station stated.

“The maximum punishment for this offence is simply a good of $100,000 and/or 2 years successful jail.”

Anyone with accusation is asked to telephone the study a poacher enactment astatine 1-800-642-3800.

Edson is 192 kilometres westbound of Edmonton.

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