Three deer were recently discovered shot and the carcasses abandoned in the Cochrane area. All appear to have been shot from the roadway.
Cochrane Fish and Wildlife Officers are requesting information from the public to find those responsible.
On Friday, September 30, Fish and Wildlife Officers discovered a mule deer doe shot along Highway 40 approximately 20 kilometers north of Highway 1A. Officers also received a report on October 3 of a white-tailed buck shot and left northwest of Cochrane on private land.
Additionally, on the same date, a white-tailed deer was reported shot and left south of Cochrane along Highway 68.
Discharging a firearm from a vehicle or highway and wasting or abandoning the edible meat from a big game animal are offences. Offences under the Wildlife Act carry a maximum penalty of $50 000 and/or one year in jail.
Anyone with information related to these or other poaching incidents is encouraged to contact a Fish and Wildlife officer or the 24-hour Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for financial reward.