Don’t feed the moose !

That message comes from Joel Kline, a Conservation Officer in the Quesnel area.

He says they are having issues with people feeding or leaving feed out for moose, particularly in the Kersley area…

“It can turn into a very serious situation with moose if they get protective of that food or if they get to use to the human presence there.”

Kline says people may think they are helping but he says a moose doesn’t need their help…

“We don’t need to feed the moose, it’s not a hard winter and they have no problem finding food for themselves.”

Kline says the hope is that if people quit feeding them a moose will move on on it’s own.

Unfortunately he says if a moose won’t leave and gets too aggressive they will have to put it down.