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Moose hunters fined

Two Burlington men have been fined $3,500 for hunting offences.

Kevan Johnson pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for careless use of a firearm.

His hunting licence also has been suspended for three years, and he must complete the Ontario hunter education course before being able to apply for another licence.

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.