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Hunter fined for trespassing

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A Dryden man has been fined $1,500 for trespassing.

Shawn Gartner pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for entering private property without permission for the purpose of hunting.

Court heard that on Nov. 25, Gartner was hunting in the Dryden area and shot a white-tailed deer.

Conservation officers responded to a trespass complaint two days later and were able to identify the property where the deer was shot.

After further investigation, officers determined Gartner shot the deer with archery equipment on a small parcel of land but that the deer then ran onto private property.

Gartner tracked down the deer but did not have permission to be on the private property.

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case April 5 in Dryden.

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).

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

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