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Posts Tagged ‘Conservation Officers’

$3,000 Fine and Ban for Careless Hunting

$3,000 Fine and Ban for Careless Hunting

A Fort Frances man has been fined $3,000 for careless hunting. John Homer pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for discharging a firearm without reasonable consideration for people or property. He is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year and must successfully complete the Ontario Hunter [Read more]

$6,500 in Fines for Illegal Bear Hunts

$6,500 in Fines for Illegal Bear Hunts

Two Shillington-area men have been fined a total of $6,500 for bear hunting offences. Martin Alford pleaded guilty and was fined: $500 for failing to immediately attach his seal to a bear, $1,500 for unlawfully possessing wildlife, $2,500 for abandoning the flesh of three bears. He also received a [Read more]

Longlac Resident Fined $2,000: Illegal Shooting on Cottage Road

Longlac Resident Fined $2,000: Illegal Shooting on Cottage Road

A Longlac resident has been fined $2,000 for careless hunting. Arlene Aird pleaded guilty to careless hunting and was fined $2,000 after shooting a deer on a cottage road. Aird is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year and must successfully complete the Ontario Hunter Education Course before [Read more]

$750 Fine for Trespassing to Hunt

$750 Fine for Trespassing to Hunt

A Thunder Bay man has been fined $750 for trespassing to hunt. Eric Scocchia pleaded guilty and was fined $750 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting. Court heard that on October 11, 2014, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers responded to a trespass complaint [Read more]

U.S. Resident Fined For Unlawfully Acquiring Bull Moose

U.S. Resident Fined For Unlawfully Acquiring Bull Moose

$3,000 Fine for Failing to Report Moose Carcass  Cody Christensen of International Falls, Minnesota, pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for failing to report acquisition of a game carcass.  Court heard that in 2013, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers received [Read more]

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Individuals who left Nets Unattended

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help to Identify Individuals who left Nets Unattended

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry seeks the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for setting gill nets that were left unattended in Goulais Bay on Lake Superior in November and December 2014. Several gill nets set off the southern shore of Goulais Bay and left [Read more]

Chapleau Man Fined $500 for Leaving Ice Fishing Shelter

Chapleau Man Fined $500 for Leaving Ice Fishing Shelter

A Chapleau man has pleaded guilty to leaving a structure on public land. Remi Ouimet was fined $500 under the Public Lands Act for leaving a portable ice fishing shelter on Crown land and ordered to remove it by February 1, 2015.  Court heard that in March 2014, Ministry of Natural Resources and [Read more]

Hunter Safety is a Priority

Hunter Safety is a Priority

With hunting season getting underway, Ontario hunters are reminded that safety needs to be their first priority when they head into the woods this autumn. There are a number of things that hunters can to do keep themselves, and those around them safe.  Some safety rules hunters are asked to keep [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]

Total of $1,000 in Fines for Leaving Garbage on Ice

Total of $1,000 in Fines for Leaving Garbage on Ice

Three Temiskaming Shores area men have been fined a total of $1,000 for leaving garbage on the ice of an area lake. Justin Dallaire, Jordan Sterling and Samuel Runnalls pleaded guilty to depositing material on to ice covering public land, contrary to the Public Lands Act. Dallaire was fined $500 [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]

Total of $2,000 in Fines for Too Many Fish

Total of $2,000 in Fines for Too Many Fish

Two southern Ontario men have pleaded guilty to possessing an over-limit of walleye. Garry Wincherook of Metcalfe and Robert Best of Lakefield were each fined $1,000 for possessing nine fish over the legal limit allowed by their sport fishing licences. The court heard that on June 10, 2014, [Read more]

Ministry Enforces 21-Day Camping Limit on Crown Land

Ministry Enforces 21-Day Camping Limit on Crown Land

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers remind campers of the 21-day camping limit on Crown land. Canadian residents may camp for free on Crown land for up to 21 days in a calendar year at any one site, except where posted otherwise. The camper and the camping unit must [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]

Two Men Fined $3,500 for Illegal Deer Hunt

Two Men Fined $3,500 for Illegal Deer Hunt

Two Timmins residents have been fined a total of $3,500 for an illegal deer hunt. Roger Gagnon and Robert Pearce pleaded guilty and were fined $2,000 and $1,500 respectively for discharging a firearm from a roadway.The men are also banned from hunting in Ontario for a year. The court heard that on [Read more]

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