Poaching Deer Costs $1000

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MNR NEWS – $1,000 Fine and Hunting Ban for Unlawfully Hunting Deer

A Rosseau man has been fined $1,000 for unlawfully hunting white-tailed deer.

Timothy Fraser pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for hunting deer without a licence. He is also not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year.

Court heard that on December 15, 2014, a call to the ministry’s TIPS line reported the shooting of an antlerless deer in the Coate Road area of Muskoka Lakes Township that had occurred on December 14. The tip included licence plate information for a vehicle registered to Fraser.

The investigation revealed that Fraser had been hunting deer in the Coate Road area of Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 53A, where he shot an antlerless deer with his crossbow. As Fraser had an antlerless deer tag for WMU 49, he did not have a valid licence for the deer he shot. The deer and Fraser’s crossbow were seized. The crossbow will be returned upon payment of the fine.

Justice of the Peace Sue Evans heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Bracebridge, on February 10, 2015.

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

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