Gravenhurst Man Fined $2000 For Illegally Shooting Turkeys

Posted: 2021-09-17 13:22:51 By: thebay

A Gravenhurst area man has pleaded guilty to hunting turkey without a licence and was fined $2,000.

The court heard that a conservation officer began the investigation after becoming aware that Paul Girard had allegedly harvested two wild turkeys in the Gravenhurst area without a licence. The court heard that Girard shot two turkeys in May 2020 on a friend’s property.

He also plead guilty to an additional count of hunting turkey without a licence, two counts of transporting illegally obtained wildlife and two counts of using a firearm to hunt turkey that is not permitted by regulations; he received a suspended sentence. The firearm was seized and forfeited to the Crown.