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B.C. food bank gets 300 pounds of confiscated moose meat after seizure

The meat was donated to the Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford.
BCCOS moose meat
B.C. conservation officers donate roughly 300 pounds of seized moose meat to an Abbotsford food bank.

A B.C. food bank received 300 pounds of contraband moose meat over the weekend after B.C. conservation officers confiscated cuts from an illegally shot animal. 

The shooting of the moose near Fort Nelson last month prompted officers to execute a search warrant in an undisclosed location in the Lower Mainland, where they found the meat already cut and wrapped. 

The meat was donated to the Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford, according to a BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) post on social media. The food bank says it helps feed roughly 3,000 people a month, of which more than a third are aged 18 or under.

Conservation officers are still investigating the case and charges have yet to be laid. 

Glacier Media requested information on the number of seizures connected to illegal hunting in British Columbia in recent years. Over 48 hours later, BCCOS spokesperson Danielle Bell declined to provide the information, citing the lack of a public database that allows for “easy extraction.”