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.