Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife

Grande Cache celebrates efforts of local fish and wildlife officer

October 16th was one of the most memorable days of district fish and wildlife officer Shane Ramstead’s career. He was invited to attend the Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre’s 20th anniversary commemoration event, but little did he know he would … Continue reading

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Fish and Wildlife Officers warn of potential for increased bear activity

Fall is a time when bears are on the move. Their goal is to eat as much as they can to fatten up before they hibernate for the winter. This means they will eat the first food they chance upon, … Continue reading

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Fish and Wildlife Officers bust prolific poachers

On September 28, 2015, Sophie Goupil and Gerard Visneskie pleaded guilty to a wide variety of poaching charges in Stony Plain Provincial Court. Sophie Goupil received a fine of $16,000. Gerard Visneskie received a fine of $34,000. In addition, both … Continue reading

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Wildlife traffickers plead guilty after undercover investigation

Three men sentenced to pay fines totalling $42,555 On June 29, 2015, three men pleaded guilty in Edmonton Provincial Court to trafficking moose, elk and deer meat. While big game animals can be legally harvested by licensed hunters and First … Continue reading

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Fish and Wildlife Officers thwart out-of-province poachers

Alberta is home to a diverse range of big game species, and many different hunters come from different provinces, and even different countries, for a shot at the right trophy. However, these visitors are still expected to respect the laws … Continue reading

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