Conservation officers are aware of animal carcasses showing up at dump sites along Campbell River logging roads.
Conservation officer James Hilgemann says it is hard to say if the bear, elk and deer carcasses have been legally or illegally hunted, before their hides and bones were dumped.
Hilgemann says the legally hunted animal carcasses are allowed to be dumped on crown land but dumping on private property is another matter.
A Campbell River group bringing attention to the bumping says they may have found a black bear at a local dump site off a logging road that was poached. The Island Forest Stewards say the bear’s paws and gallbladder are missing.
Hilgemann says they are aware of the situation.
Hilgemann says they rely on these kinds of reports to their Report All Poachers and Polluters line to find out about these kinds of incidents.
– Image via Ministry of Environment website.