A spike in wildlife activity on Cariboo roadways over the past few weeks has seen a large increase in motor vehicle incidents involving deer strikes.
It’s important to note that any carcasses from such incidents are not fair game says Sergeant Len Butler with BC Wildlife
“If a person comes upon a roadkill, it is unlawful. It’s illegal for that person to pick it up and transport it.”
The Conservation Officer explains why its an issue:
“The reason being, is that if you have a deer in the back of your vehicle, it starts opening up a line of question. Unfortunately, there are some people that are hunting illegally and they will try to use the guise of roadkill to try to transport it home.”
There is some opportunity though, as Butler advises anyone eyeing some street venison to call the Conservation RAPP line to seek permission at 1-877-952-7277.