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Ministry Seeks Public’s Help in Deer Chase

The Bancroft office of the Ministry of Natural Resources is asking for your help to identify the owners of two dogs that chased down and killed a deer. On the evening of Tuesday, March 19th at approximately 6:50 p.m., two dogs chased and killed a fawn deer on Riddell Lake in Faraday Township. One was a white hound with black spots, wearing a collar; the other was a yellow Labrador. If you have any information about this incident, please call the MNR TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667, or Crime Stoppers. You can also call Bancroft District enforcement unit during regular business hours at 613-332-3940.

Under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, it is illegal to let a dog run at large in an area inhabited by deer, moose, elk or bear during the closed season. Conservation officers may charge dog owners and are authorized to destroy dogs found chasing deer. Dog owners are urged to keep their dogs leashed or in enclosures to ensure the safety of both dogs and deer.

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