Archery Gear Not Allowed In Controlled Deer Hunt

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Ripple Outdoors Media Release – MNR TIPS LINE

A Chatham man has been fined $1,250 for hunting deer without a licence.

Spencer Baker pleaded guilty and was fined $1,250 for hunting deer without a licence. His hunting licence was suspended for one year.

Court heard that on November 9, 2014, during the controlled deer hunt in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, a conservation officer inspected an antlered deer that was hanging at a residence. Upon further investigation, it was determined that on November 7, 2014, Baker had killed the deer using his archery equipment.

To participate in the controlled deer hunt, licensed deer hunters must obtain a controlled deer hunt validation tag. During the controlled deer hunt, archery equipment is prohibited.

Justice of the Peace Peter Aharan heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Blenheim, on June 24, 2015.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 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).

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