Careless Roadside Hunting: Hunter Fined $7,000 and License Suspended

December 1, 2023
The Ontario government is safeguarding the public against hunters who carelessly hunt while on a roadway.

Remo Iacobelli of Camlachie pleaded guilty to careless use of a firearm while hunting. He received a $7,000 fine, had his hunting licence suspended for two years and is required to retake the hunter education course.

The court heard that on Sunday October 9, 2022, a conservation officer initiated an investigation into a moose that was killed along Shanty Road, near Ear Falls. The investigation found that Iacobelli fired several shots at a bull moose while he and the moose were on the road. Iacobelli failed to take reasonable consideration for people in the area and anyone that could have been travelling on the roadway.

Justice of the Peace Jerry Woods heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Red Lake, on October 11, 2023.

To report a natural resource problem or provide information about an unsolved case, members of the public can call the ministry TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS. For more information about unsolved cases, please visit ontario.ca/mnrftips.

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