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Chased coyote to death

Using a vehicle to run down and kill a coyote has landed two Vanderhoof men in hot water.

The unidentified men pleaded guilty in provincial court to Wildlife Act offences in connection with the incident.

They were fined after pleading to guilty to harassing wildlife with a vehicle and unlawful possession of dead wildlife.

In January of last year, witnesses contacted conservation officers after watching two men in a truck run down a coyote at Tachik Lake, near Vanderhoof.

Officers were able to track down the vehicle, and later determined the suspects ran down and injured the coyote before killing it with a machete.

The driver of the vehicle was fined $5,000 and suspended from hunting for three years. The passenger was fined $500.



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