Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt Charged with Illegal Deer Kill on Private Land

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt Charged with Illegal Deer Kill on Private Land

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Alberta MLA charged with shooting deer illegally

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EDMONTON - An Alberta member of the legislature who is already dealing with charges of hit and run is facing a new accusation of illegally shooting a deer.

Derek Fildebrandt, the Independent member for Strathmore-Brooks, has been charged with unlawful possession of wildlife and entering private land without permission.

Alberta Justice says fish and wildlife officers were called Nov. 4 about a deer shot in a field near Sundre in west-central Alberta without permission from the landowner.

Fildebrandt is to appear in court Feb. 2 in Didsbury. He is not taking issue with the charge.

In a statement issued Wednesday, he said he didn't realize he was on private land when he shot the animal. He apologized to everyone involved and has donated the deer meat to a food bank. …

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