Monday, April 12, 2010

Caribou Hunters Charged Update

Caribou hunters charged with hunting in a closed zone will have a trial date set on May 5.

The hunters made an appearance at the Provincial courthouse in Goose Bay last Wednesday.

About 50 protesters came out to show their support for those charged.

The hunters were after caribou west of the Mitchum River near Churchill Falls on January 25.

They were observed going into the closed zone by conservation officers.

However, the officers failed to warn them that they were hunting in a closed area.

The hunters were stopped by conservation officers on Churchill Road after they got their animals.

Conservation officers seized caribou, guns, and skidoos from the hunters.

OKâlaKatiget radio is hoping to interview one of the hunters, so keep tuning in.

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