Two Maple residents have been fined a total of $6,000 for moose hunting offences.
Gennaro Adamo pleaded guilty and was fined $4,500 for discharging a firearm without reasonable consideration for people or property.
He also received a one-year hunting suspension, and will be required to successfully complete the Ontario Hunter Education Course before obtaining a hunting licence.
Elio Minicucci pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for possessing illegally-killed wildlife.
Court heard that Adamo shot a bull moose while it was crossing the Twin Lakes Road, north of Geraldton.
Minicucci then sealed it with his own bull tag.
Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio heard the case April 24 in Geraldton.
The ministry reminds the public that it is illegal and unsafe to shoot from, down, or across a public road.
For more 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).