wildlife enforcement

Conservation officers hope the public can provide information about who shot and left a bull and cow Roosevelt elk near Spruston Road, south of Nanaimo. (Facebook photo)

Pair of Roosevelt elk shot and left in woods south of Nanaimo

Conservation officers hope public can help find who killed the animals near Spruston Road

 

B.C. Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents not to put out garbage bins overnight as bears are about to prepare for hibernation. (BCCOS photo)

Nanaimo residents ticketed for putting garbage bins out early

Conservation officers say they issued seven tickets this week, as concerns about bears increase

 

B.C. Conservation Officer Service helped free a fawn from a fence in the Hammond Bay area of Nanaimo on Wednesday, Sept. 16. (BCCOS photo)

Conservation officers free fawn stuck in fence in Nanaimo

Fawn was uninjured after getting caught in fence in Hammond Bay area Wednesday

 

A black bear looks for a food handout from a motorist. The B.C. Conservation Service has investigated 60 bear complaints in Sooke since April 1. (Pixabay photo)

Complaints of ‘nuisance bears’ down so far this year on Vancouver Island’s southern tip

Experts urge residents to be bear aware as bruins prepare for fall season

A black bear looks for a food handout from a motorist. The B.C. Conservation Service has investigated 60 bear complaints in Sooke since April 1. (Pixabay photo)
A possible cougar sighting was reported at Mount Doug Friday morning. (Black Press Media/News Staff)

Cougar sighting reported at Mount Doug Friday morning

Possible cougar sighting occurred around 5 a.m.

A possible cougar sighting was reported at Mount Doug Friday morning. (Black Press Media/News Staff)
People have been spotted trying to feed a black bear like this one near Youbou. (Jill Hayward photo)

‘Don’t feed the bears’: repeated roadside incidents lead Vancouver Island warning

Conservation office makes statement after multiple reports near Youbou

People have been spotted trying to feed a black bear like this one near Youbou. (Jill Hayward photo)
Wild Wise Sooke is urging the public to be bear aware. (Photo by Brian Rundle)

Bear watchers urge bear awareness

Educational group kicks up social media presence in response to social distancing.

Wild Wise Sooke is urging the public to be bear aware. (Photo by Brian Rundle)
A deer impaled itself and had to be put down after it tried hopping over a fence in Nanaimo on Tuesday, according to a B.C. conservation official, who suggests modifying fences to avoid this from occurring. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service Facebook)

Deer euthanized after impaling itself on pointed fence in Nanaimo

Deer suffers organ damage in what B.C. Conservation Officer Service describes as ‘gruesome’ incident

A deer impaled itself and had to be put down after it tried hopping over a fence in Nanaimo on Tuesday, according to a B.C. conservation official, who suggests modifying fences to avoid this from occurring. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service Facebook)