Hunting hangups

There have been reports of issues relating to hunting activities in the Fort St. James area.

One complaint was filed regarding irresponsible hunters who left a “polluted” campsite behind. RCMP are reminding hunters and fishermen to be cautious of damage to the environment related to their activities and to ensure their own and other hunters’ safety. Hunters coming after them using the same site could be endangered by habituated bears if garbage is left behind.

There have been reports of issues relating to hunting activities.

One complaint was filed regarding irresponsible hunters who left a “polluted” campsite behind. RCMP are reminding hunters and fishermen to be cautious of damage to the environment related to their activities and to ensure their own and other hunters’ safety. Hunters coming after them using the same site could be endangered by habituated bears if garbage is left behind.

The complaint has been referred to the local Conservation Officer, who is working in the area doing checks on hunters.

One other issue related to hunting arose when some hunters were reported missing.

A hunting partner waited at the meeting spot to connect with some hunters, and when they did not show up, reported the hunters missing.

A significant amount of time was spent locating the “missing” hunters, but they were found to be safe and sound and the matter was simply miscommunication.

 

The RCMP are reminding hunters and anglers to have a good plan in place, be prepared when heading out into remote areas and to communicate the plan well with people.