Alberta Resident Fined $5,000 for Possessing Void Licence
MNR NEWS June 11, 2014
A resident of Alberta has been fined for possessing a void deer hunting licence.
Robert Baier, of Stony Plain, Alberta, pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $5,000.
Court heard that on November 4, 2013, Baier produced an Ontario resident deer hunting licence at a camp along the French River in Blair Township in the District of Parry Sound. As a resident of Alberta, Baier requires a non-resident hunting licence. Possession of the Ontario hunting licence was, therefore, void.
Justice of the Peace Susan Hilton heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Parry Sound, on June 10, 2014.
The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds the public that in order to qualify as a resident of Ontario you must reside in Ontario for six consecutive months during the immediately preceding twelve months.
To report a natural resource violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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Ontario MNR has increased deer licence fees almost every year over the last decade.
Are hunters and anglers getting the moneys worth?
As a deer hunter who loves to hunt the entire season I always purchase extra game seals when available. I have noticed over the last few years the costs are adding up, especially when not used.
It’s not uncommon to purchase three, four or five game seals as I hunt all over the province
Add in the cost of fuel to drive to hunt site, stay in a motel and enjoy some restaurant meals the price of hunting in Ontario adds up. Thats not to say it should be free to hunters but what has changed with the MNR automated deer tag licensing system to keep increasing its operating costs?
All of the hunting & fishing licence fees have increased, most every year some by one dollar while others by over 16%.
A quick check back to a 2003 deer licence was $33 plus tax. Now in 2012 the cost is $45.04 with HST already added.
Non-resident hunting fees are adding up just as fast for a cash strapped MNR that once had the dubious honour of receiving fuel handout to respond to after hour incidents requiring a conservation officer.
Now if licence fees are applied to keep COs employed thats fine but talk of having less officers in the field has me wondering what happened to the money from fee increases? Does it really go to the fund set up to receive it for Ontario’s outdoors.
When was the last time you talked with an MNR Conservation Officer in the field while hunting or fishing?
I have talked with them on opening day of Bass season and perhaps during the controlled shotgun deer season, but not often.
The last time I hunted moose for 10 days, never saw any at all.
Likewise during the spring wild turkey season, no COs in the field.
How about YOU, have you talked with any COs?
Fishing season is fast approaching so perhaps a few MNR boats will get out to check licences.
Do you think your getting YOU’RE moneys worth ever time you buy a hunting or fishing licence?
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MNR News release
An Asphodel-Norwood man has been fined a total of $2500 for a number of deer hunting offences.
After pleading guilty to all charges, George Christopoulos was fined $1000 for unlawfully hunting an antlerless deer without a licence, $500 for unlawfully attaching a game seal to an antlerless deer, and $1000 for unlawfully possessing illegally killed wildlife.
The court heard that on December 7, 2011, in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen in Peterborough County, Christopoulos shot an antlerless white-tailed deer while hunting during the muzzleloader season. He did not possess a valid licence to harvest an antlerless deer in that wildlife management unit. He instead attached a game seal valid for a different wildlife management unit to the deer and transported it to his home.
Justice of the Peace Peter Hiscox heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, in
Peterborough, on February 9, 2012.
For further information about Ontario hunting regulations, please consult the 2011 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).
ThunderBay City Council has Deer-Bate on Bow Hunting
By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com
A man was bounced from council chambers during a debate about deer Monday.
City council, in a 10-3 decision, passed a recommendation that will see a by-law come before them allowing deer to be hunted by bow in certain areas of the city. It will also ban the feeding of deer.
Henry Wojak was making the only deputation opposed to the plan when meeting chair Coun. Trevor Giertuga told him he was out of time. Wojak continued to speak until his microphone was cut off. As he walked away from the table, Wojak directed a profanity towards city council.
“We heard that,” Coun. Iain Angus said.
Geirtuga then asked Wojak to leave or he’d call security to escort him out. Wojak accepted the challenge.
“You leave,” Wojak told Giertuga.
Deputy police chief Andy Hay was asked by Giertuga to intervene. Hay asked Wojak to leave and stood near him until security came to escort Wojak out of chambers and off the property. Wojak made an obscene gesture toward councillors as he was leaving.
“That type of behavior won’t be tolerated in council chambers,” Giertuga said.
The city’s discharge of firearms by-law will be changed so that deer hunting can take place on private lands within city limits south of Kaministiquia and west of the Thunder Bay Expressway with certain limitations. Hunters must have written permission from the property owner, must be in a stand at least three metres high and must be further than 75 metres from a home or road.
Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen’s Alliance executive director John Kaplanis bow hunting is the safest way to hunt, especially from a stand because the arrows won’t stray. The idea isn’t to exterminate deer from city limits but manage the population better. Kaplanis said deer populations are growing every year.
“A deer herd with plenty to eat and is not hunted can double its size every three years,” he said.
Angus said with over 200 deer killed on city roads every year, at least a hunt would be more humane and not endanger drivers.
“We’re talking about which way they’re (deer) going to be killed,” Angus said.
But Coun. Joe Virdiramo, one of three councillors to turn the idea down, said that the city should take more time before it makes a decision. Just like bike lanes. Virdiramo said he didn’t want to see council rush to make a decision that turns out to have more controversy than they thought.
“I’d like to see a full report,” Viridramo said. “Which wasn’t presented.”
From ThunderBay NewsWatch
Deer hunters looking for a quality hunt at bargain prices
Due to a cancellation, we have our best Ohio outfitter offering a 5 day Whitetail hunt at a discount. The price of hunt was $1,800, currently is $1,150!!!! It includes meals, lodging and guide. We have two spots available.
We have sent notes regarding this outfitter in past. Here is short summary of his operation & the hunt:
- · Hunting area is located in SW Ohio on 4,500 acres.
- · Licenses are over the counter. Cost of license is $125 for non residents plus for $24 deer permit.
- · Crossbows are allowed in Ohio.
- · Hunts are from either stands or ground blinds.
- · Lodging is a newly constructed lodge and all facilities are handicap accessible.
- · Whitetail quality is very good. Target harvest is in the 160-170 class.
- · Family operated and special meal requests are accommodated.
- · The outfitter is a quality person and eager to please.
- · Dates for hunt somewhat flexible but would have to take place in November.
If you interest or would like more information, please give me a call at your earliest convenience (908)-415.0270.
I suspect we will fill the spots quickly.
…..The Worldwide Hunting & Fishing Authority