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Illegal moose hunt costs Ignace man

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An Ignace man has been fined a total of $5,000 for an illegal moose hunt.

Roy Parker pleaded guilty and was fined $3,500 for hunting a cow moose without the proper licence and $1,500 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting.

Parker also was issued a one-year big-game hunting suspension.

Court heard that last Oct. 24, Parker crossed Bell Lake by boat to a remote area of Glencore Canada Corp.'s Mattabi Mine property.

He then used his ATV, which previously had been transported by boat to that location, to cross the private property without permission while hunting for moose.

Parker shot and killed a cow moose, but only possessed a licence that authorized him to hunt for a calf moose.

The moose was seized and forfeited to the Crown.

Justice of the Peace Danalyn MacKinnon heard the case March 7 in Ignace.

Hunters are reminded they must possess the proper licence when hunting for moose in Ontario.

For further 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).

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