Charges Laid in ‘Moose Rider’ Investigation
Prince George, B.C. – Two Fort St John men are facing charges after a year long investigation by the Conservation Officer Service (COS).
The charges relate to a video released in June, 2015, which showed a male jumping from a boat and onto the back of a moose on a lake.
“The COS was able to identify the lake in the video as being Tuchodi Lakes near the town of Fort Nelson, B.C.,” says deputy chief Chris Doyle.
He says the men are facing three charges under the BC Wildlife Act including harassing wildlife with the use of a boat, attempting to capture wildlife and hunting big game while it is swimming.
The suspects, Jaysun Pinkerton and Bradley Crook, will appear in Fort Nelson Provincial Court August 8, 2016.
To view the video hit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl4kJ9TGhJA.