Two bison shot, killed in Elk island National Park
Two bison have been shot and killed in a national park east of Edmonton.
Parks Canada says it happened near the north entrance of Elk Island National Park over the weekend of Oct. 17-18.
One of the animals was dragged along Highway 16, which bisects the park, to a field approximately 800 metres north of the park where some of its meat was cut off.
A white Dodge pickup truck with extra grill lights and a rooftop light bar was seen in the area and may have been involved.
It’s illegal to hunt, harass, poach or injure any animal in a national park.
The fine for poaching bison start at $4,500 to a maximum of $750,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.
Pat Dunn, an external relations manager with Parks Canada, says the killings are “senseless.”