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From the MNRF

District outfitters fined

Two tourist outfitters from the Fort Frances area have been fined a total of $13,000 for offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

William Godin and Nellie Halverson of Devlin, the owners of Lake Despair Lodge, pleaded guilty and each were fined $5,000, and given a two-year probation order, for the sale of moose meat and angler-caught fish.

Bait violation nets fine

A Minnesota man has been fined for a bait violation.

Duane T. Hanson of Spicer pleaded guilty, and was fined $1,500, for illegally bringing live leeches into Ontario.

Court heard that on June 11, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Fort Frances port-of-entry conducted an inspection of Hanson's vehicle and found two containers of live leeches in a cooler.

Moose hunter nabbed

A Thunder Bay man has been fined $5,000 and suspended for illegal moose-hunting offences.

Clarence Roberts was convicted and fined $5,000 for careless hunting, received a five-year hunting suspension, and must take the Ontario Hunter Education Course before he can purchase another Ontario hunting licence.

Moose hunters nabbed

Two eastern Ontario men have been fined a total of $4,500 for moose hunting offences.

Glen Hall, of Smiths Falls, pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for discharging a firearm from a roadway and $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.

Scott McGonegal, of Lanark, pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.

Pair fined over bait

Two Minnesota residents have been fined for bait violations.

Carl W. Brandt, of Forest Lake, pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for illegally bringing live leeches into Ontario.

Court heard that on June 27, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Fort Frances port of entry contacted Brandt and conducted a secondary inspection of his vehicle.