A Brampton man has been fined $4,000 as a result of an unlawful moose hunt.
Luigi Latini pleaded guilty and was fined $4,000 for discharging a firearm on a travelled roadway.
Court heard that on Oct. 14, a conservation officer contacted several hunters as they were hanging a harvested moose at a resort in Ignace.
As a result of the inspection, the officer determined Latini had shot the moose.
Further investigation revealed Latini was a member of a hunting party that was moose hunting on Roper Road, in Wildlife Management Unit 15A near Ignace.
Latini was travelling in an off-road vehicle on Roper Road when he spotted a bull moose. He stopped, exited the vehicle, and fired his rifle at the moose while both he and the moose were on the edge of the road.
The moose later was harvested and tagged by another member of the party.
The moose was forfeited to the Crown and donated to charity.
Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach heard the case April 10 in Ignace.
The public is reminded that it is illegal and unsafe to shoot from, down, or across public roads, including forest access roads.
For further information on hunting regulations, consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting