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Moose hunters nabbed

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Two eastern Ontario men have been fined a total of $4,500 for moose hunting offences.

Glen Hall, of Smiths Falls, pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for discharging a firearm from a roadway and $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.

Scott McGonegal, of Lanark, pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.

Court heard that in October, 2016, Hall shot at a cow moose while he was standing on the Drowning Road north of Nakina.

When Hall and McGonegal first were questioned about their moose-hunting activities, they both provided false and misleading statements to conservation officers.

Further investigation, with assistance from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Canine Unit, revealed Hall shot the moose while standing on the road.

The cow moose was seized and forfeited to the Crown.

Justice of the Peace Denette C. Maslach heard the case Nov. 28 in Geraldton.

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