Fort St. John men found guilty after riding moose

Jaysun Pinkerton and Bradley Crook were both handed fines for their roles in the 'Moose Riding' incident that happened in July of 2014

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two Fort St. John men have been convicted under the B.C. Wildlife Act for riding a moose in July of 2014.

Jayson Pinkerton and Bradley Crook were each fined $2,000 and ordered to pay an additional $2,000 to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.A victims surcharge payment was also ordered.

The conviction follows a B.C. Conservation Officer Service investigation into an incident that occurred at Tuchodi Lakes near Fort Nelson in July 2014.  Investigators determined that a boat was used to approach a moose on the lake and that an occupant of the boat jumped on the moose.