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A Caledon man has been fined $2,500 for unlawfully hunting moose.

Giuseppe Scalise was fined $2,500 and received a one-year hunting ban after pleading guilty to unlawfully hunting moose.

The court heard that Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers contacted a group of hunters with a bull moose on October 15, 2012, at Rush Creek near English River, east of Thunder Bay. An investigation revealed that the moose had been shot by Scalise although he was not authorized to hunt bull moose. Scalise had been hunting alone but later arranged for an individual to go to the kill site with him and attach a bull moose validation tag to the animal. They were accompanied by members of that individual’s hunting party.

Justice of the Peace John Guthrie heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Thunder Bay, on September 5, 2014.

For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary, available at

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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