New Rules For Conservation Officers

Winnipeg, MB, Canada / 680 CJOB - Winnipeg's News & Information Leader

A spokeswoman for the Windy Bay Hutterite colony has little to say about the province establishing new rules for wildlife officers dealing with wild animals that have lost their fear of humans.
Earlier this year wildlife officers shot and killed a deer that became a pet on the colony.
Evie Maendel says most have considered the ordeal over.
“We have known that for some time, maybe not this particular policy change, but at the time some were made and conservation did apologize to the colony and I believe it’s time to put it in the past where it belongs.”
Officers must now consult with supervisors and can only destroy animals as a last resort.
They will also be allowed to use tranquilizer guns on deer and other animals.
Previously, they could only tranquilize bears.

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