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Grizzly Bear Poacher found guilty
and fined heavily
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
On May 21, 2014, David Janzen pleaded guilty in Fort Macleod provincial court to poaching a grizzly bear and causing the animal unnecessary suffering. He was fined a total of $6,500 and banned from hunting for five years.
On October 30, 2013, the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Report a Poacher Hotline received a call from David Janzen, reporting himself for the killing of a female grizzly bear on October 29, 2013. Janzen met the investigating officers at the crime scene, a ranch site west of the Town of Nanton, Alberta.
Janzen had seen the bear in a field roughly 100 yards away from his vehicle. He then exited the vehicle and fired shots, wounding the animal. After leaving the scene, he came back some time later, ending the bear’s life. The grizzly had been wounded and suffering for roughly five hours in total.”
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Two cubs were lingering close to the dead bear and were taken in to be cared for over the winter.
There is no hunting season for grizzly bears in Alberta; they are considered a threatened species. Any suspicious hunting activity should be reported to the 24-hour Report A Poacher hotline at 1-800-642-3800. Callers providing information that leads to charges may qualify for a reward. Personal information is kept strictly confidential, and those who wish to remain anonymous can still qualify for a reward. All Albertans can play a role in protecting the province’s world-class fish and wildlife resources.
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