Dead ducks reported at Blue Bottom and Deer Lakes

The Conservation Officer Service is looking of the public's help in their search for information.

One of several dead ducks found shot and left on top of the small frozen lakes in the South Country on April 6.

One of several dead ducks found shot and left on top of the small frozen lakes in the South Country on April 6.

The Conservation Service has made another disturbing discovery of wildlife being killed out of hunting season and left in the South Country near Baynes Lake. After receiving a call from a complainant, Conservation Officers found a number of duck species that were shot, killed and left dead on top of the frozen ice of three small lakes. The ducks were found on the frozen surface of Blue Bottom and Deer Lakes which includes a smaller unnamed lake.

All three lakes had 2 3/4 inch 12 gauge shot gun shells everywhere. Tracks of a smaller compact vehicle similar to a side by side Ranger or a Suzuki tracker with a general all-season tread were also found linking each lake.

As ducks and geese are migratory, the duck hunting season is September 10 through December 23 with special dates on September 1, 2, 7, and 8 for children.

The Conservation Service is asking for the public’s help. If anyone has information, please contact COS through the 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) line. Callers may remain anonymous.