Hunter fined $8000 for illegally hunting from a roadway
A Mactier man pleaded guilty to trespassing for the purpose of hunting and discharging a firearm from a roadway. He was fined $8,000 and had his hunting licence suspended for two years.
The court heard that on November 7, conservation officers were conducting a controlled deer decoy operation in the Port Carling area. The operation was in response to public reports of trespassing and unsafe hunting practices in the area. Officer say that Derek Morgan shot at the deer decoy from the roadway with a shotgun and slug on property he did not have permission to hunt on.
Justice of the Peace Margo Ballagh heard the case in Bracebridge, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.