Eight people were recently arrested in relation to illegal hunting activities in Canada.
Six Canadians and two U.S. citizens are facing up to 70 charges in relation to illegal hunting activities in Canada. Kimberly Dyer, Daniel Dyer, Christopher Dyer and Todd Daye are all under investigation by New Brunswick and United States wildlife officers.
Charges include possession of a bear bacula (penis) which is highly valuable, moose meat and antlers, bear gall bladders, deer heads, and deer carcasses. They are also being charged with hunting at night, hunting without a licence, having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and unlawful purchase of hunting rights.
The case is being held in provincial court in Grand Falls on April 21. The Crown prosecutor says up to 70 charges could emerge from this investigation and others could be accused as well. They are currently investigating six Canadian citizens and two U.S. citizens. These eight people were arrested at the U.S. – Canada border on Jan. 20. It took 26 conservation officers to plan and implement the arrests and seizure of all illegal items.