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Dozens of charges laid against hunters

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 132 charges and issued 329 warnings over a 10-day period in northeastern and northwestern Ontario.

From Oct. 13-22, conservation officers checked 4,768 hunters from Ontario and the United States for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the Off-Road Vehicles Act, and the Liquor Licence Act.

Charges and warnings were issued for:

  • failing to wear a proper helmet on an ATV;
  • having open liquor in a vehicle;
  • having a loaded firearm in a vehicle;
  • not wearing proper hunter orange;
  • night-hunting offences;
  • shooting from the road; and
  • trespassing for the purpose of hunting.

Officers also issued warnings for driving an off-road vehicle without insurance and seized 32 moose that were harvested illegally.

To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-847-7667 any time.

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

As well, visit Ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases.

You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.

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