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Posing as resident nets Sask. hunter $2,500 fine

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A Saskatchewan resident has been fined a total of $2,500 for several hunting-related offences.

Richard T. Pesola, of Estevan, pleaded guilty and was fined $500 for possessing a void hunting licence, $1,000 for moose hunting without a valid licence, and $1,000 for making a false statement on a Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Resident Outdoors Card application.

Court heard that in May, 2010, Pesola provided false information to apply for an Ontario Resident Outdoors Card.

He then used the card to obtain an Ontario resident moose-hunting licence and went moose hunting in Ontario last fall.

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case Aug. 31 in Ignace.

A resident of Ontario is defined as a person whose primary residence is in Ontario, and who has lived in Ontario for a period of at least six-consecutive months during the 12 months immediately before applying for a licence.

To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (874-7667) 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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