Offenses

Illegal Moose Hunt Results in $3,200 in Fines and a 15-year Hunting Licence Suspension
Illegal Moose Hunt Results in $3,200 in Fines and a 15-year Hunting Licence Suspension

Illegal Moose Hunt Results in $3,200 in Fines and a 15-year Hunting Licence Suspension

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) wants to remind moose hunters that they can only harvest moose with the proper licence. Four men have been fined a total of $3,200 for moose hunting-related offences. Conservation officers launched an…

$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting
$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting

$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) wants to remind hunters that hunting at night is both dangerous and illegal. An investigation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has resulted in two people being fined a total…

$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…