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Moose riders convicted

Consequences have come down for B.C. two men in response to a video posted to YouTube two years ago.

The video showed one of the men hitching a ride on the back on a swimming moose, which quickly went viral.

Now the two men responsible have been convicted.

Bradley Dale Crook and Jaysun Allan Pinkerton of Fort St. John appeared in court Friday afternoon in Fort Nelson.

Both pleaded guilty to one count of harassing wildlife.

The Crown stayed charges of attempting to capture wildlife and hunting big game while it is swimming.

Each man has been imposed with a $4,000 fine, including a $2,000 payment each to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation to be used in the B.C. Peace region.

The moose harassment took place July 11, 2014 on Tuchodi Lakes in Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park near Fort Nelson, about 1,500 kilometres north of Vancouver.

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