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Injured bobcat euthanized

Report from the conservation officer service

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The Conservation Officer Service (COS) euthanized an injured bobcat in Whistler this week that had likely been hit by a car.

The bobcat was emaciated, with a broken leg and had possible internal injuries. It was euthanized for humane reasons.

Don't forget paper licence when out fishing

The COS issued three tickets and several warnings to people fishing without licences in the Sea to Sky area this week.

The fine, under the Provincial BC Wildlife Act, is $115.

The COS reminds anglers that they must carry a paper copy of their fishing licence — a digital copy on a smartphone is not a valid copy — before they can hit the water.

The cost of an annual angling license is $36 for a BC resident or $55 for a non-resident.

Drivers licence a must for Forest Service Roads

It may be "off-road" but driving on a Forest Service Road still requires a valid licence for those wanting access.

The COS issued several warnings this week to drivers on motorcycles and ATV's using local Forest Service Roads. Drivers must have a valid licence on these roads, carry proof of insurance and wear a helmet.

Keep bear attractants secure

Sea to Sky residents have been asked to secure all garbage, bird feeders and other attractants as bears are now out of hibernation and looking for food.

For more information on Whistler's bears see story above.

The COS also reminds people not to stop on the side of the highway to look at the bears. Not only does it create a public safety risk on the roads, it's not good for the bears either as they get habituated to humans.

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