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BC man ordered to pay $8K in penalties after killing a grizzly bear

A B.C. man has been ordered to pay $8,001 in fines after killing a grizzly bear during a closed season near Powell River.

The man was sentenced in Powell River provincial court on Mar. 14 after pleading guilty to the charge.

<who>Photo Credit: Conservation Officer Service</who> The female bear before being relocated, pictured in 2010.

The BC Conservation Officer Service said the conviction follows an investigation from September of 2016 where a grizzly bear was killed by bow and arrow during a black bear hunting season.

The female bear had been relocated by the Conservation Office from an urban area near Powell River to a remote location in 2010.

The man was ordered to pay a $1 fine in addition to paying $8,000 to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

The man was also given 12 months probation and must complete hunter training (CORE).

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