Two moose hunters were fined for hunting violations in the Red Lake area.
Terry Petropoulos of Markham pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for hunting a bull moose without a licence, $1,200 for shooting across a roadway, and $500 for allowing a moose to become unsuitable for human consumption.
He also received a one-year hunting suspension.
Leo Cossetto of Newmarket pleaded guilty to hunting moose without a licence and was fined $1,000.
Court heard that on Oct. 23, 2017, conservation officers conducted a moose decoy operation in the Red Lake area to address party hunting violations and unsafe hunting from roadways.
Petropoulos was hunting alone and observed the bull moose decoy from his vehicle. He exited the vehicle and, while standing on the road, fired once across the other lane of traffic at the decoy.
It was determined he did not have a bull moose licence and only was licensed to hunt calf moose.
Further investigation revealed he was more than 11 km away from the other members of his hunting party who had the bull moose seal.
Officers inspected Cossetto, who was a member of the hunting party, later in the day. They found he had harvested a cow moose earlier that week and had placed his game seal on it.
He was continuing to hunt moose with other members of his group but was greater than five km away from them.
Justice of the Pease Daisy Hoppe heard the case July 18 in Red Lake.