A Thunder Bay man has been fined $2,000 for deer-hunting offences.
Aiden L. Svane pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting.
He also received a one-year hunting suspension.
Court heard that a landowner complained someone shot a deer on his rural property in Conmee Township near Kakabeka Falls.
A lengthy investigation revealed Svane was a passenger in a vehicle that was driven through the township in the early-morning hours of Nov. 29, 2016.
Svane spotted a buck white-tailed deer standing on a vacant farm property near a house and garage.
He fired two shots across Hunt Road with his high-powered rifle, wounding the deer.
The deer escaped and never was recovered.
Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron heard the case Oct. 4 in Thunder Bay.
Hunters are reminded they must obtain landowner permission prior to hunting on private property.
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).
For further information on hunting regulations, consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting