Dawson Creek man convicted of several hunting related offenses

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The gate to a property south of Dawson Creek, where 63 year old Mark Carlson is convicted of unlawfully harvesting a white-tailed deer. Photo courtesy of BC Conservation Officer Service Twitter page.

A Dawson Creek man who was convicted of several hunting related offenses won’t be able to get a hunting license for a year and a half and must also pay a hefty fine. The charges stem from a November 2015 incident, where officer discovered that 63 year old Mark Carlson had harvested a white-tailed deer on private property without the owner’s permission. In addition, Carlson had also lawfully shot and harvested an elk, but had not cancelled his species license, which is against the law. He was handed a fine of $1725 and an 18 month hunting license prohibition. In a tweet, the BC Conservation Officer Service stated that hunters who wish to hunt on private property need to obtain permission from the owner first.

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