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Hunter takes urban deer

The Penticton RCMP is investigating after an urban deer was shot within city limits late Tuesday afternoon by a First Nations hunter.

Police were called to an orchard at Johnson Road and Upper Bench Road around 4:50 p.m. for a report of a man shooting a deer. Officers arrived and located the man sitting in his vehicle.

A firearm was seized, but officers allowed the man to keep the kill on the advice of the BC Conservation Officer Service.

Due to First Nations hunting rights, COS says there was no Wildlife Act violations, so there was no reason to seize the animal.

Any firearms violations — such as discharging a firearm near a dwelling — are RCMP jurisdiction. Police continue to investigate.

 



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