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Hunter nabbed after tip

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A Schreiber man has been fined $5,000 for hunting offences.

Michael Souliere pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for trespassing to hunt, $1,500 for shooting from a roadway, and $1,500 for abandoning a deer and allowing it to spoil.

He also was given a two-year hunting suspension.

Court heard that on Nov. 23, conservation officers responded to a complaint received on the TIPS line about a man shooting from a roadway at a deer on private property in the Quibell area.

An investigation determined Souliere had fired three shots from the travelled portion of Highway 609 over a fence, killing a deer on private property.

The property clearly was marked with a “no shooting” sign.

Souliere then left the scene in his vehicle, abandoning the deer.

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case April 5 in Dryden.

To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-847-7667 any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.

You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

As well, visit Ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases.

You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.

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