Grizzly Bear Poaching Conviction in Alberta
Alberta designated Grizzly Bears as a Threatened species in 2010, and there is not an open hunting season in Alberta.
The defence argued that the bear posed a danger because of its proximity to children and residences in the area. The argument was rejected by the court, and he was convicted by Provincial Court Judge H.W. Fuller under Alberta’s Wildlife Act.
The defendent was ordered to pay a fine of $7,500, of which $7,000 will be directed to be used for enforcement forensic DNA research and development. The defendant was also prohibited from possessing an Alberta hunting licence for a period of three years.
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