A Mine Centre man has been fined $2,500 for illegal moose hunting.
Myron Huber pleaded guilty to unlawfully hunting a bull moose.
In addition to the fine, Huber is banned from hunting in Ontario for one year.
His rifle was seized and will be returned upon payment of the fine.
Court heard that on Oct. 29, Huber was hunting at the Turtle Tank cut, east of Mine Centre, when he shot a bull moose for which he did not have a seal.
Further investigation by Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officers revealed that an acquaintance with a bull tag, who was not hunting at the time, met Huber and attached his seal to the moose.
Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case March 23 in Fort Frances.
For more information on hunting regulations, consult the 2010-2011 Hunting Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, from licence issuers, and at ontario.ca/hunting
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).