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CO check nets numerous hunting charges

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Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers laid 40 charges during the first three days of the moose hunting season in the Thunder Bay area.

From Oct. 11-13, six conservation officers, including the canine unit and two deputies, checked 314 hunters in Wildlife Management Unit 15B (in the Highway 811 area about 150 km northwest of Thunder Bay).

In addition, the officers also issued 30 warnings and seized a variety of items, including firearms.

They also arrested a man for possession of a variety of narcotics and turned him over to the OPP.

Officers also seized a white-tailed deer head that had been illegally imported into Ontario from Manitoba.

Due to concerns about introducing Chronic Wasting Disease into the province, it is against the law to import deer or elk into Ontario unless special precautions are taken.

To report a natural resource violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.

You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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