Posts Tagged ‘Conservation Officers’

$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]

Enforcement Blitz Finds Most Anglers Obeying Rules

Enforcement Blitz Finds Most Anglers Obeying Rules

Most anglers checked during a two-day fisheries enforcement blitz near Thunder Bay were in compliance with Ontario’s fishing regulations. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers, including the canine unit, checked anglers at the Pigeon River International Bridge on June [Read more]

Assistance Req’d to Indentify Individuals Who Discarded Moose Meat Near Manitouwadge

Assistance Req’d to Indentify Individuals Who Discarded Moose Meat Near Manitouwadge

Ministry Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Individuals who Discarded Moose Meat The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for discarding moose meat near Manitouwadge. Conservation officers received a complaint on the [Read more]

Fined $1,525 for Falsifying Trapping Reports

Fined $1,525 for Falsifying Trapping Reports

A Foleyet man has been fined a total of $1,525 for falsifying trapping reports. Wilfred Trochimchuk pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to include appropriate information on a season-end harvest report and one count of making a false statement in a document and was fined $1,525. Court heard [Read more]

$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]

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