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A Kenora man has been fined $2,350 for charges related to careless hunting.

Robert Arnburg, 38, was convicted of careless hunting and having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle.

He was assessed a $2,350 fine, prohibited from hunting for one year, and must successfully complete the Hunter Education course.

The deer was forfeited to the Crown while the rifle will be returned once the fines are paid.

Court heard that on Nov. 9, Arnburg was driving his vehicle west on Highway 17A near Villeneuve Road.

Observing a buck on the south side of the highway, he pulled his vehicle over and travelled into the bush after the deer, firing one shot that killed the deer.

He then returned to his vehicle and placed a loaded rifle in the vehicle.

A conservation officer travelling on Highway 17A observed the vehicle stopped on the highway. Upon inspection, the CO located the loaded firearm in the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that Arnburg had shot towards Villeneuve Road, where several permanent residences are located.

The shot that was fired put the people who live in the homes, as well as the people travelling the roadway, at risk.

Justice of the Peace Roger McCraw heard the case Jan. 8 in Kenora.

To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.

You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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