MNR Tips Line Results In Fine And Suspension

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Stirling Man Receives Fine And Suspension For Bow Hunting Offences

February 27, 2012
A Stirling man has been fined $1,200 for bow hunting-related offences.
Patrick W. Long pleaded guilty to charges of having an unencased and loaded firearm from half an hour after sunset to half an hour before sunrise, and for hunting big game without a licence. In addition to the fine, Long had his hunting licence suspended for one year.
The court heard that on November 22, 2011, Long was seen coming out of the bush after dark, dressed in camouflage clothing and carrying an unencased, loaded crossbow. After being alerted by a call to the TIPS line, a conservation officer checked Long and found he had no hunting licences.
Justice of the Peace Deanne Chapelle heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, in Belleville, on February 21, 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
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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