Two Ontario Men Fined For Illegal Hunting

Two Ontario men have been fined a total of $4,500 for shooting a deer on posted private land.

Tim Gould of Chemsford and David Wheadon of Manitouwadge pleaded guilty to trespassing for the purpose of hunting and possessing illegally killed wildlife. They were fined a total of $4,500 and each received a one-year hunting suspension.

Provincial court heard that on November 16, 2010, a witness saw a westbound truck on Highway 600 stop just east of Budreau Road in Spohn, ON. One of two men in the truck shot at a deer on posted private land. When confronted by the witness, one of the men initially denied killing a deer. However, the second man was found hiding in the roadside ditch with the dead deer.

The incident was reported to the local Ministry of Natural Resources. Following an investigation, conservation officers found the two men at a nearby hunt camp. The deer was seized and forfeited to the Crown.

Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Fort Frances, on April 8, 2011. (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)



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