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Trapper hit with fines

A Fort Frances man has been fined $2,500 for trapping violations.

Ralph Boettcher pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his trapping licences and was fined a total of $2,500.

Court heard that in 2015 and 2016, conservation officers investigated Boettcher's trapping activities for his registered trapline north of Fort Frances.

Fishing violation nets fine

A Sioux Lookout resident has been fined $3,500 for a fishing violation.

Justin Young pleaded guilty, and was fined $3,500, for angling during the closed season for lake trout.

He also received a two-year fishing licence suspension.

Court heard that on Dec. 10, Young was observed by a conservation officer angling through the ice on Big Vermilion Lake.

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.