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From the MNRF

Unsafe hunting costly

A U.S. resident has been fined $4,000 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Steven Evonsion, of East Hartland, Conn., pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for firing a high-powered rifle without due care and attention to people or property.

He also pleaded guilty, and was fined $1,000, for discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

Moose hunters hit with fines

Two men have been fined a total of $4,000 for moose hunting offences.

Jean Paul Mayer of Navan pleaded guilty, and was fined $3,000, for abandoning a cow moose and allowing its flesh to spoil.

Otto Sternad of Oshawa pleaded guilty, and was fined $1,000, for failing to immediately attach his seal to a cow moose.

Careless hunter nabbed

A Wisconsin man has been fined $3,000 for an offence under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Brian Bates of Hortonville pleaded guilty, and was fined $3,000, for discharging a firearm without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for people and property.

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.