An Oshawa resident has been fined $1,500 for discharging a firearm from a roadway, hunting on private property and careless hunting.
Thomas Lefaurichon pleaded guilty to three charges under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
The court heard that on November 11, 2012, Lefaurichon was hunting deer on Black Point Road, North Algona Wilberforce Township in Renfrew County. While driving on the road he noticed two deer standing in a field on private property.
He got out of his vehicle and fired two shots from the roadway at the deer which were standing directly in line of a mill yard where employees were working.
After firing the shots, Lefaurichon entered the field and realized he had missed the deer. A member of the public witnessed the event and reported the violation. A Pembroke District conservation officer investigated the complaint and was accompanied by the canine unit to assist in retrieving evidence.
Justice of the Peace Louise Logue heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke, on February 25, 2013.
The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds the public that permission is required to hunt on private property.
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).