Hunting Deer in Closed Season Results in $2,000 Fine

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A Perth man has been fined $2,000 for a deer hunting offence.

Douglas Kennedy pleaded guilty to hunting white-tailed deer in the closed season.

The court heard that on January 4, 2014, conservation officers found a freshly killed doe in Kennedy’s garage. Investigation revealed that Kennedy had shot the deer earlier that week during the closed season. The deer and the rifle used in the incident were forfeited to the Crown.

Justice of the Peace Jacques Desjardins heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Perth, on June 17, 2014.

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)

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Fined $1,000 for Shooting on Road

Two southern Ontario residents have pleaded guilty to shooting on a road.

Normand Poirier of Tiverton and Camille Poirier of Mount Brydges were each fined $500 for discharging their firearms down a roadway while hunting moose in the Chapleau District.

Court heard that on the morning of October 5, 2013, both hunters were standing in the middle of the Montreal River Road when they shot a cow and a calf moose. Situated roughly 40 kilometres southwest of Chapleau, the Montreal River Road is a maintained, primary forest access road used by the forest industry and the general public. Conservation officers seized both moose, which were forfeited to the Crown. The firearms, which were also seized, will be returned upon payment of the fines.

Justice of the Peace Monique Mechefske heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Chapleau, on June 11, 2014.

The ministry reminds the public that it is illegal and unsafe to discharge a firearm from, down or across a public road.

To report a natural resources 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).