Alleged Alberta poachers handed 323 charges

Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers have laid 323 charges against 10 individuals in a high-profile...

Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers have laid 323 charges against 10 individuals in a high-profile poaching case. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Roth, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:49 PM ET

EDMONTON -- Several tips from the public helped Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers lay hundreds of charges against 10 people after 36 animals were found shot and left to waste in the Edson, Alta., area last fall.

In November 2013, 26 deer, five moose, four elk and one black bear were found in the rural, forested areas around the town 200 km west of Edmonton. The animals had just been shot, with nothing removed as a trophy.

To move the investigation forward, officers asked the public for information and quickly began receiving tips that helped identify suspects.


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