In November 2013, 36 animals - 26 deer, five moose, four elk, and one black bear - were found shot and left to waste in the Edson area.
To help with the investigation, local Fish and Wildlife Officers asked the public for information. The officers quickly began receiving tips that helped identify suspects. The Major Investigations and Intelligence Unit (MIIU) of the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch was brought in to assist, and officers began interviewing suspects and persons of interest in January.
“I want to thank everyone who helped conclude this investigation by calling in tips. Poaching is a significant crime in Alberta and charges like these show how serious we are about protecting our province’s fish and wildlife resources.”
Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General