American Conservation officers are asking for the public's help in finding a poacher responsible for illegally shooting a rare California bighorn sheep in the Okanagan. Boom 109.1 reports: The ram was found northwest of Kelowna along Westside Road in the Shelter Cove area on Friday. A motorist spotted the injured animal next to the road around 5 p.m. and called conservation officers, according to a news release. The herd that lives near Westside Road consists of approximately 75 animals, according to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service. \u201cThe population has been supplemented with additional animals via translocations on several occasions to help maintain viable numbers,\u201d conservation officer Ken Owens said in a news release. \u201cNo licensed harvest of bighorn sheep occurs in this area.\u201d Hundreds of poaching charges laid after Alberta animals left to rot Owens said bighorn sheep are considered a \u201cblue list\u201d species in B.C., which means that they are a species of concern because of limited habitat options that keep their population low. California bighorn sheep illegally shot and killed near Kelowna Conservation officers are urging anyone with information on the shooting, or any other illegal wildlife activity, to call the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline at 1-877-952-7277 or contact the nearest conservation officer service district office.