Posts Tagged ‘Conservation Officer’

$4,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Hunt

$4,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Hunt

Two Thunder Bay area residents were fined a total of $4,000 for moose hunting offences. Theodore Aho of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for hunting calf moose during the closed season and $1,500 for abandoning the moose and allowing it to spoil.  He also received a one-year hunting [Read more]

Fined $3,000 : Hunting Cow Moose without a Licence

Fined $3,000 : Hunting Cow Moose without a Licence

A Prince Township man has been fined $3,000 for unlawful hunting. James Williamson pleaded guilty to hunting a cow moose without a licence and was fined $3,000. The moose was forfeited to the Crown. Court heard that on November 2, 2015, a conservation officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources [Read more]

$2,000 in Fines for Crown Land Offences

$2,000 in Fines for Crown Land Offences

Patrick Sanders was found guilty in a trial in absentia and was fined $1,500 and $500 for exceeding the limit of 21 days allowed for camping on Crown land and for dumping garbage on Crown land respectively.An Atikokan man has been fined a total of $2,000 for Crown land offences under the Public [Read more]

$2,750 Fines for Illegal Night Hunt

$2,750 Fines for Illegal Night Hunt

A South Gillies Township man has been fined a total of $2,750 for hunting at night. Steven James Piilo pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for hunting at night, $750 for having a loaded firearm on an all-terrain vehicle and $500 for providing false information to a conservation officer. The court [Read more]

Anglers Fined $3,000 for Catching Walleye Out of Season

Anglers Fined $3,000 for Catching Walleye Out of Season

Two Northwestern Ontario residents have been fined $1,500 each for catching and keeping walleye out of season.    Kristi Kasprick of Beardmore and Kenneth Labbe of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty to fishing for walleye during the closed season and were each fined $1,500. Court heard that on May 15, [Read more]

Fined for Hunting and Fishing Licence Violations

Fined for Hunting and Fishing Licence Violations

A Timmins man has been fined a total of $625 after unsuccessfully claiming Aboriginal harvesting rights. Robert Mayotte was convicted and fined $125 for fishing without a licence and $500 for hunting game birds without a licence after unsuccessfully claiming Aboriginal harvesting rights. Court [Read more]

Fined $43,000 for Unlicensed Operation of Aggregate Pit

Fined $43,000 for Unlicensed Operation of Aggregate Pit

John Wlad and Sons Construction Limited pleaded guilty to operating an aggregate pit on Crown land without a permit. The court heard that John Wlad and Sons Construction Limited own a private land pit in McCart Township, near Iroquois Falls. On May 1, 2014, a Ministry of Natural Resources and [Read more]

Total of $2,900 in Fines for Big Game Hunting Violations

Total of $2,900 in Fines for Big Game Hunting Violations

Three southern Ontario men have been fined a total of $2,900 for moose and bear hunting offences in the New Liskeard area. Tyler Rasenberg, of Woodville, pleaded guilty to four hunting-related offences. He was fined $400 for hunting a bull moose without a licence, $550 for abandoning a bull moose [Read more]

Lake Sturgeon Harvest Results in Fines and 15-year Fishing Ban

Lake Sturgeon Harvest Results in Fines and 15-year Fishing Ban

A Blind River area man received a total of $500 in fines and a 15-year ban on harvesting Lake Sturgeon for illegally taking the species. Kevin Poulton, a resident of Mississauga First Nation, pleaded guilty and was fined $250 for illegally taking Lake Sturgeon and $250 for making a false statement [Read more]

Lake Sturgeon Harvest Results in Fines and 15-year Fishing Ban

Lake Sturgeon Harvest Results in Fines and 15-year Fishing Ban

A Blind River area man received a total of $500 in fines and a 15-year ban on harvesting Lake Sturgeon for illegally taking the species. Kevin Poulton, a resident of Mississauga First Nation, pleaded guilty and was fined $250 for illegally taking Lake Sturgeon and $250 for making a false statement [Read more]

Cumulative $3,000 Fine and 30-Year Ban for Illegal Moose Hunting

Cumulative $3,000 Fine and 30-Year Ban for Illegal Moose Hunting

Two Webbwood men have each been fined $1,500 and received a 15-year moose hunting licence suspension for offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Michael Caverly and Perry Caverly pleaded guilty to hunting moose without a licence and making a false statement to a conservation officer. [Read more]

$72,500 in Fines Laid Following 2yr, Internationally Supported, Natural Resources Investigation

$72,500 in Fines Laid Following 2yr, Internationally Supported, Natural Resources Investigation

Eleven people have pleaded guilty to a total of 68 charges and been fined $72,500 for offences that took place at a hunting and fishing lodge in northwest Ontario. Steve Herbeck, former owner and operator of 1216818 Ontario Inc., carrying on business as Andy Myers Lodge, on Eagle Lake, west of [Read more]

Trio of Walleye Fishermen Nets $6,000 Fine

Trio of Walleye Fishermen Nets $6,000 Fine

Three Chelmsford men have been fined a total of $6,000 for fishing quota violations. Joel Rouleau, Ryan Lalonde and Guy Brosseau were each fined $2,000 for unlawfully possessing an over-limit of walleye. Court heard that on June 22, 2013, a conservation officer inspected the three men on the Rush [Read more]

Illegal Bait Fish Operation Leads to $1,500 Fine

Illegal Bait Fish Operation Leads to $1,500 Fine

HEARST, ON – Two Hearst men have been fined a total of $1,500 for operating an illegal commercial baitfish operation. Remi-Serge Gosselin and Roger Neron were found guilty of operating an illegal commercial baitfish operation and fined $750 each. Court heard that on August 21, 2013, a [Read more]

OCOA Says: MAKE BOATING A SOBER EXPERIENCE

OCOA Says: MAKE BOATING A SOBER EXPERIENCE

The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) is joining with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) to promote “Operation Dry Water”. Alcohol is a factor in nearly 40% of boating incidents – and what many people do not understand is that many factors such as sun, wind, and the [Read more]

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