Two Quebec men are to appear in Quebec court this week after they were arrested last week on suspicion of poaching in the Parc Omega animal reserve and nature park in Montebello.
The Outaouais Sûreté du Québec detachment confirmed Tuesday that the men, age 47 and 21, were arrested Thursday after a guard at the nature park reported hearing a vehicle and then gunfire at around 9:30 p.m.
Patrol officers located a vehicle with three wild boars and an elk in the back. Police also seized an unspecified number of firearms.
The SQ has confirmed the pair face charges including breaking and entering, use of a firearm in the commission of an illegal act, and causing the death of protected animals.
The 47-year-old has been released with a number of conditions pending a trial.
The 21-year-old remains in jail pending a court appearance.
In a statement issued Monday, Parc Omega spokesperson Billie-Prisca Giroux said the park has stringent security protocols in place.