A member of the Ucluelet First Nation has been sentenced for poaching elk.
Wilson Timothy Jack was handed a two-year suspended sentence and two years probation for hunting and taking an elk out of season in 2014.
Jack must also complete 200 hours of community service, and is banned from hunting outside of band land for two years.
At least 23 Roosevelt elk were poached on Vancouver Island in 2013 and 2014. Jack was found guilty of killing one in February 2014 in the Nahmint Valley.
In 2013, the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations announced they were offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever slaughtered the elk.
“It’s scary to think my children or great-grandchildren might not ever have elk again if this continues. That’s the path we’re on,” Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council member Ken Watts said last year.