Canada: Hunting ban, $6,000 fine for B.C. man caught with prohibited weapon

Hunting ban, $6,000 fine for B.C. man caught with prohibited weapon | Vancouver Sun


A Prince George man has received a $6,000 fine and a two-year hunting ban in connection with the illegal possession of a prohibited weapon and dead wildlife.

According to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, in the fall of 2021 conservation officers learned that a person had illegally shot a mountain goat in the wrong limited entry authorization hunting zone near McBride.

In December 2021, officers got a search warrant to enter the Prince George home of Travais Galbraith.

“During this search, officers located and seized brass knuckles, a freezer filled with parts of wildlife, as well as a bull moose head and meat and a mountain goat head,” the COS said.

A prohibited weapon was also located.

Galbraith pleaded guilty in January 2024 to various offences under the Wildlife Act and the Criminal Code of Canada, including unlawful possession of dead wildlife, failing to comply with compulsory inspection requirements and violations related to the unlawful possession of the prohibited weapon.


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