An Alberta resident has been fined a total of $4,000 for illegal moose hunting and fishing in Northwestern Ontario.
Bradley Maguire of Edmonton pleaded guilty and was fined $3,300 for hunting moose without a licence and $700 for fishing without a licence.
He also has been suspended from hunting and fishing in Ontario for one year.
Court heard that in October, 2015, conservation officers inspected a group that was hunting on Lac Seul.
The group told conservation officers that Maguire had been moose hunting and walleye fishing with them, but already had returned home.
The officers initiated an investigation and, with the help of Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers, confirmed Maguire was not an Ontario resident and was hunting and fishing in Ontario with resident licences obtained illegally.
Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case Nov. 2 in Dryden.
The public is reminded that only Ontario residents may hunt or fish under the authority of resident licences.
For more information on hunting regulations, consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting
To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-847-7667 any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).