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Moose hunter fined after hooves, jaw found

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A Thomasburg, Ont. man has been fined, and had his hunting licence suspended, after illegally shooting an adult moose.

Bradley A. Hendrick, 28, was fined $1,500 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act for shooting a cow moose without a moose licence.

He also is prohibited from hunting moose in Ontario for one year.

Hendrick’s firearm was confiscated and will be returned once his fine is paid.

Court heard that on Oct. 15, conservation officers conducted a road check in Vermilion Bay. Officers checked the back of Hendrick’s truck and found two moose hooves along with part of a lower moose jaw.

Hendrick claimed they belonged to a calf moose he had harvested near Perrault Falls the day before. But upon investigation, officers determined they were from a two-and-a-half year old cow moose.

Justice of the Peace Robert McNally head the case April 2 in Kenora.

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