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Two Kenora men were fined a total of $2,250 for several hunting-related offences.

David Adams pleaded guilty, and was fined $1,000 for unlawfully hunting an antlerless deer and $500 for making a false statement to a Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officer.

He also received a one-year hunting suspension and his archery equipment was forfeited to the Crown.

Meanwhile, Victor Longe pleaded guilty and was fined $750 for two counts of illegally-possessing wildlife.

Court heard that on Oct. 26, conservation officers came across Adams on the English River Road near Kenora.

The officers found evidence that Adams recently had harvested a deer, which he denied.

Further investigation revealed that, three days earlier, Adams had killed an antlerless deer for which he did not have a tag.

Officers subsequently went to Longe’s residence and recovered Adams’ harvested deer, along with parts of a second deer.

Justice of the Peace Robert McNally heard the case Jan. 10 in Kenora.

To report a natural resources 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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