The appellant shot and wounded a bull moose out of season near Chetwynd B.C. He did not attempt to kill the wounded animal as obligated by the regulations but instead fled the scene and upon being questioned later denied knowledge of the incident. The Regional Manager had cancelled his hunting license for a two year period which was upheld by the Acting Deputy Director. The appellant claimed that circumstances were such as he had not enough shells in his rifle and he had no control over the vehicle he was riding to allow him to finish off the bull moose.
The Board upheld the suspension. The Board found that if the appellant had not shown such flagrant disregard for both wildlife and the laws protecting wildlife he would not have found himself in the situation he was in.