A Massey-area man has been fined $2,000 for hunting without a licence. Jeffrey D. Minten pleaded guilty to a charge of hunting big game without a licence. In addition to the fine, his hunting licence was suspended for one year. Two other charges related to this incident were withdrawn.
The court heard that on November 12, 2012, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer responded to a complaint and found Minten in possession of two antlerless white-tailed deer.
Upon investigation, it was found that Minten did not possess a valid 2012 licence to hunt deer. Justice of the Peace Darlene Hayden heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Espanola, on January 10, 2013.
For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, from licence issuers and at ontario.ca/hunting
.To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.
You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).