A hunting guide outfitter has been found guilty in a Smithers courtroom earlier this month for several offences under the Wildlife Act.
The Topley hunter was charged after a grizzly bear was killed in the wrong management area north west of Vanderhoof in 2011.
Conservation Officer Kevin Nixon says the outfitter had been instructed several times as where he could hunt grizzlies but didn’t follow the restrictions.
“Because he was a commercial guide, he was sent letters that changed his quota for grizzly bears in a particular area within his guide territory and for whatever reason he chose not to abide by the directions that were given to him by the biologists that set the seasons and quotas for a guide outfitter,” he says.
The man was fined more than $20,000 and has two years to pay it off.