MNR Charge and Fine Hunter for Illegal Hunting

MNR News Release – Trent Hills Man Fined For Illegal Hunting

A Trent Hills man has been fined a total of $1,250 for several hunting-related offences.

Mark Christopher Blight pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined for unlawfully hunting an antlerless deer and unlawfully attaching a seal to an antlerless deer. He was given a suspended sentence for unlawfully hunting a furbearing mammal.

The court heard that during the November 2012 shotgun deer season, Blight shot and killed a doe white-tailed deer while shooting at a buck. Despite not having the proper licence for an antlerless deer, he placed his game seal on the doe and took it to his residence, where he skinned the deer and disposed of the head. When conservation officers inspected the deer carcass, Blight admitted that he had unlawfully shot and placed his seal on the doe. During the investigation the officers also determined that Blight had shot and killed a coyote without a small game licence.

Justice of the Peace Allison Forestall heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Campbellford, on January 24, 2013.

For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, licence issuers and at ontario.ca/hunting.

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

MNR lays 67 violation charges for anglers

Fisheries Enforcement MNR– Overall Compliance was 90 Per Cent

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources laid 67 charges and issued 59 warnings during sport fisheries enforcement patrols this summer on area waterways.

 

Conservation officers with the Lake Erie Enforcement Unit checked 900 resident anglers and 400 non-resident anglers within the Essex County and Chatham-Kent waters of Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Detroit and St. Clair rivers. Overall compliance with Ontario’s sport fishing and public safety-related laws was 90 per cent.

 

Charges and warnings were issued for the following offences:

  • catching over the limit of walleye
  • catching and possessing under size muskellunge
  • skinning fish so the species could not be identified
  • fishing without a licence
  • failing to carry a fishing licence while fishing
  • angling with more than the permitted number of lines
  • possessing live invasive gobies
  • transporting crayfish over land
  • liquor-related violations
  • operating a vessel without the proper safety equipment onboard.

 

Investigations are ongoing and additional charges are pending. Fishing equipment and fish were also seized.

 

For further information on fishing regulations, please consult the 2012 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, licence issuers and at ontario.ca/fishing.

 

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry officer during regular business hours.  You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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This contest is open to residents of Ontario who are over the age of 18. Contest opens 12:00 AM ET July 12, 2010 and closes at 11:59 PM ET August 31, 2010. Limit: One (1) entry per person.

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