A Kenora man has been fined $2,000 and suspended from hunting for two years after shooting a deer at night in an area where no discharge of guns or bows is allowed.
Cory Mozdzen, 37, pleaded guilty under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to night hunting.
The deer was forfeited to the Crown. Mozdzen’s all-terrain vehicle will be returned to him once he pays the fine.
At 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 29, the OPP in Kenora received a complaint of a deer being towed on a sleigh behind a vehicle. Police followed the trail to a building, where they found Mozdzen with a large buck.
After a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer was called, further investigation determined that on Nove. 28, Mozdzen had shot the deer with a bow in his back yard at about 5:55 p.m.—after the legal hunting time had ended.
Mozdzen later tracked the injured deer, eventually killing it.