Posts Tagged ‘Conservation Officers’

$8,250 in Fines for Hunting Offences

$8,250 in Fines for Hunting Offences

  Two Thunder Bay residents have been fined a total of $8,250 for hunting deer without a licence and careless hunting. Joseph M. Doerflinger and Darragh M. Stezenko both pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm down, from or across a public road. Additionally, Doerflinger pleaded guilty to [Read more]

Fined $1,000 for Hunting Bear without a Licence

Fined $1,000 for Hunting Bear without a Licence

A Manitouwadge area outfitter was fined $1,000 for unlawfully hunting bear without a licence. Christopher Fuge of Rosholt, Wisconsin, and owner of Happy Camps in Hillsport, pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for hunting bear off of his Bear Management Area. Court heard that between August 15 and [Read more]

$2,700 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Party Hunting

$2,700 in Fines and Hunting Suspensions for Illegal Party Hunting

Jack G. Heimbecker of Paris pleaded guilty and was fined $900 for unlawfully attaching a seal to game wildlife killed by another person. He received a one-year hunting suspension.Two southern Ontario men have been fined a total of $2,700 and each given a one-year hunting suspension for party [Read more]

Convictions and Fines Upheld Re: Hunting in Algonquin Park

Convictions and Fines Upheld Re: Hunting in Algonquin Park

A Pembroke man’s convictions and fines of $500 for illegally hunting in Algonquin Provincial Park have been upheld. Grant Tysick was convicted and fined $350 for unlawfully hunting in a provincial park and $150 for operating a motor vehicle in a provincial park without a park permit. Court heard [Read more]

Fined $1,300 for Illegal Fishing Activities

Fined $1,300 for Illegal Fishing Activities

Two non-resident men have been fined a total of $1,300 for fishing offences. Wayne Nasi of Hurley, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty and was fined a total of $750 for angling using a hook other than a barbless hook, angling with more than the permitted number of lines and possessing live lake trout caught [Read more]

$2,500 Fine for Shooting Firearm on a Road

$2,500 Fine for Shooting Firearm on a Road

A  Blind River area woman has been fined $2,500 for unlawfully shooting two moose on a roadway.  Stacey Armstrong, a resident of Mississauga First Nation, pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm on a roadway. In addition to the fine, the moose were forfeited to the Crown and have been donated to [Read more]

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help in Illegal Shooting of Deer

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help in Illegal Shooting of Deer

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for illegally shooting a deer on Manitoulin Island. Conservation officers received a tip on December 4, 2015, about a single gunshot on the Arda property off Pleasant Valley road [Read more]

$1,000 in Fines for Using Barbed Hook Fishing Lures

$1,000 in Fines for Using Barbed Hook Fishing Lures

Two Ontario men have pleaded guilty and been fined a total of $1,000 for illegal fishing. Brian Hermann of St. Charles and Donald Barnett of Lively were each fined $500 for using barbed hook fishing lures to fish. Court heard that on September 12, 2015, conservation officers on routine patrol [Read more]

$1,500 in Fines for Using Closed Road

$1,500 in Fines for Using Closed Road

Two Minnesota residents have pleaded guilty to using a closed road. Monty Lockman of Vadnais and Dennis Ollom of St. Paul were each fined $750 for travelling on a closed road, contrary to the Public Lands Act. Court heard that on June 12, 2015, conservation officers contacted Lockman and Ollom, [Read more]

Dumping on Crown Land Illegal

Dumping on Crown Land Illegal

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reminds the public that it is an offence to deposit any material on public land. Dumping and other environmental abuses of Crown land can be controlled using enforcement provisions under the Public Lands Act. Ministry conservation officers can charge [Read more]

$500 Fine and $2,200 Costs for Failing to Extinguish Fire Near Wawa

$500 Fine and $2,200 Costs for Failing to Extinguish Fire Near Wawa

WAWA, ON – A Sault Ste. Marie man has been fined $500 for failing to extinguish a fire that spread to a nearby forest. Jeffrey Fleming pleaded guilty and was fined $500 for failing to extinguish a fire that spread to a nearby forest. He was also ordered to pay $2,200 to the Ministry of [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]

35 Charges Laid in Three-Day Enforcement Blitz

35 Charges Laid in Three-Day Enforcement Blitz

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 35 charges and issued 81 warnings during a three-day enforcement blitz on Highway 105, between Ear Falls and Vermilion Bay, Ontario. From June 16 to 18, 2015, conservation officers checked 824 anglers, including 712 non-residents, for compliance [Read more]

Rainbow Falls Fishing Day Around The Corner

Rainbow Falls Fishing Day Around The Corner

TERRACE BAY, ON –  The Nipigon District MNR will be hosting the 8th Annual Bass Blast on Saturday, July 4.  Organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Nipigon District, the event will take place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the East Beach of Rainbow Falls Provincial Park. Participants [Read more]

$1,500 Fine and Hunting Ban for Illegal Deer Hunt

$1,500 Fine and Hunting Ban for Illegal Deer Hunt

A Sioux Narrows man has been fined $1,500 for unlawfully shooting a deer. John Haas pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for discharging a firearm from a public road and $500 for hunting without a licence. He is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year. The court heard that on November 5, 2014, [Read more]

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