Court date for poachers postponed until Feb. 4

Three B.C. residents are charged with poaching and face multiple counts in relation to a hunting incident in 2014.

Three B.C. residents are charged with poaching and face multiple counts in relation to a hunting incident that occurred in the summer of 2014.

The hunters harvested a deer in Alberta and brought the animal back to British Columbia. Despite having a valid Alberta tag the group were not in the company of a licensed Alberta hunter.

The evidence includes officers from Alberta and British Columbia, five crown witnesses have come forward and a minimum total of six witnesses.

Two of the three appeared at the Fernie Courthouse on Jan. 7.

After some discussion between judge, lawyers and defendants, the possible sentence and disposition has been moved to the Feb. 4 court date, which will be held in Sparwood.