A Michigan resident and two Ontario residents have pleaded guilty to illegally hunting moose using an invalid Ontario Resident Outdoors Card and moose seal.
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Two Ontario hunters have been fined a total of $7,500 for offences related to illegal deer hunting.
Michael Wendel, of Opasatika, and Michel Isabelle, of North Bay, were charged under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
A Red Lake-area lodge owner must pay $6,500 in fines for using public land at remote northwestern Ontario lakes without permission from the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Clint Perkins of Winnipeg was convicted of unauthorized use of Crown land and fined $5,000.
The forest fire hazard is moderate to high across most areas of Northwestern Ontario, though, there is currently an extreme hazard in an area surrounding Thunder Bay. Strong winds and sunny weather have resulted in a rapid increase in the forest fire hazard.
The deadline for hunters to apply for the antlerless deer validation tag draw has been extended to Monday, July 6 from Tuesday, June 30 due to high demand.
Hunters with a valid hunting version Outdoors Card can apply to the Antlerless Deer Tag Draw by phone or in person.
The Ministry of Natural Resources laid 30 charges and issued 24 warnings during a two-day fisheries enforcement blitz along the Highway 105 corridor in Northwestern Ontario.
On June 11 and 12, conservation officers from Kenora, Dryden, and Red Lake districts, along with a Northwest Region canine officer, checked 419 anglers for compliance with Ontario fisheries regulations.
No new fires were reported in the West Fire Region over the weekend.
Rainfall has reduced the forest fire hazard to “low” across the region.
Before the weather situation changed, three new fires were reported in the West Fire Region by Friday evening, including one each in the Nipigon, Thunder Bay, and Red Lake districts.
Three new fires were reported in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening, including one in Fort Frances District and two in Nipigon District.
Fort Frances Fire #11, located 65 km north of Fort Frances, was caused by lightning that likely struck several days ago.
The fire is smouldering and no problems are anticipated.
Four new fires were confirmed in the West Fire Region by yesterday evening.
There are now 30 active fires in the region in the districts of Nipigon, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, and Thunder Bay.
Fires of note include Red Lake Fire #7, multiple lightning-caused blazes in the northern areas of Sioux Lookout and Nipigon districts, and Thunder Bay Fire #24.
Forest firefighting resources deployed to British Columbia earlier in June are back in Ontario.
Some support staff returned over the weekend while the rest of the resources returned yesterday.