Unsolved: POACHING



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West Kelowna RCMP and local conservation officers are looking for the public’s assistance to identify and locate an illegal hunter.  In the early hours of October 7, 2019, a West Kelowna RCMP member was patrolling an area near Trepanier Road (near the overpass) and observed a large pooling of blood on the road.  He then noted drag marks and followed them to an area where an SKS rifle with a camo sling was located lying in the grass.  The killing occurred within the legal range to the highway and after daylight hours, most likely between 1:45 and 2:45 a.m.   The deer taken is mostly likely a male mule deer.  If you can help to identify the owner of this rifle, please contact West Kelowna RCMP or remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers.