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Wolf reportedly shot near Squamish landfill earlier this month

Sea to Sky Conservation asks anyone with more information to contact them.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network.

The details are sparse, but according to the Sea to Sky Conservation Officer Service (COS), a shot, injured wolf may still be around the forest near the landfill. 

Conservation officer Kent Popjes told The Squamish Chief that the investigation is ongoing, but the animal was reportedly shot on July 7 in the area of the Squamish Landfill. 

It is believed the wolf is still alive, as there have been sightings since.

The incident was not immediately reported to the COS. 

Popjes said that the animal might have only been nicked by a bullet.

"It is hard to know," he said. 

Shooting a firearm in that area is illegal, and there's no legal wolf hunting any time of year in the region. 

Under the B.C. Wildlife Act, a person who kills or wounds wildlife other than prescribed wildlife, either by accident or for the protection of life or property, must also immediately report it to a conservation officer. 

Anyone with information about this incident — or any concern involving wildlife in Squamish — is asked to call 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network. 

If the situation is not an emergency, report the incident online or contact the nearest Conservation Officer Service district office.

The Squamish Chief also asked the District about this incident, but the municipality referred us back to the Conservation Officer Service.

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