Offenses

$11,600 in Fines for Illegal Migratory Bird Hunt
$11,600 in Fines for Illegal Migratory Bird Hunt

$11,600 in Fines for Illegal Migratory Bird Hunt

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind migratory bird hunters that proper permits are required and that the rules regarding baiting and shot size are in place to protect the resource for future generations. Five men have…

Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines
Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines

Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind the public that non-resident hunters must use the services of a licenced outfitter while hunting bears in Ontario. In May 2018, conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and…

Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension
Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension

Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry would like to remind anglers that species-specific closures are in place to protect the fishery, and it is illegal to fish for those species during closed seasons. An investigation has resulted in a…

Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto
Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto

Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto

The sale of bear gallbladders, which are thought to have healing properties, is illegal. The bear paws were used to make soup and the fat was boiled down for use in skin creams TORONTO — Five people have been convicted…

Attempt to deceive Conservation Officer costs Fort Frances man $3500
Attempt to deceive Conservation Officer costs Fort Frances man $3500

Attempt to deceive Conservation Officer costs Fort Frances man $3500

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind hunters that they must stop for inspection by conservation officers. On October 20, 2018, while patrolling the K6 Road in the Rainy River District, a conservation officer attempted to stop…

Allowing Deer Meat to Spoil Costs Hunter $5,300 and Licence Suspension
Allowing Deer Meat to Spoil Costs Hunter $5,300 and Licence Suspension

Allowing Deer Meat to Spoil Costs Hunter $5,300 and Licence Suspension

Conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry want to remind hunters that allowing game meat to spoil after an animal has been hunted is illegal and can result in significant fines and hunting licence suspensions. A Dryden…

Trespassing to Shoot a Turkey Costs Hunters $7,000 and Licence Suspension
Trespassing to Shoot a Turkey Costs Hunters $7,000 and Licence Suspension

Trespassing to Shoot a Turkey Costs Hunters $7,000 and Licence Suspension

Conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry want to remind people to hunt safely. Trespassing to hunt and shooting from a vehicle can result in significant fines and hunting licence suspensions. Three men have been fined a…

Shooting down a roadway costs Kenora man $4,500 and a two-year licence suspension
Shooting down a roadway costs Kenora man $4,500 and a two-year licence suspension

Shooting down a roadway costs Kenora man $4,500 and a two-year licence suspension

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers want to remind everyone that unsafe hunting practices like shooting on or across a road and having loaded firearms in vehicles, pose a serious threat to the public and other hunters.…