The BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) is investigating the shootings of two Roosevelt elk south of Nanaimo last Thursday.
Wildlife conservation officers are asking the public for any possible information related to the poaching of the two elk, which happened in the early morning of Oct. 22.
Both elk were found dead in a wooded area along Spruston Road, which is located near the Nanaimo airport.
According to the BCCOS, this is a well-travelled road and conservation officers are hoping that a resident or driver in the area may have seen something. Officers are also asking drivers for any possible dashcam footage that may help the investigation.
The two elk, a cow and a bull were left in the woods after being shot.
Roosevelt elk are considered a protected species and the COS says that there is no general open season for elk on Vancouver Island.
Anyone with information is being asked to call the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1-877-952-7277.