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Night hunting earns big fine

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.

Hunter fined

A Kenora man has been fined $2,350 for charges related to careless hunting.

Robert Arnburg, 38, was convicted of careless hunting and having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle.

He was assessed a $2,350 fine, prohibited from hunting for one year, and must successfully complete the Hunter Education course.

Stay safe on the ice

The Ministry of Natural Resources is reminding anglers to check ice conditions before heading out to do some ice-fishing this season.

Ice conditions can be deceptive and variable. Please remember:

•Ice does not freeze at a uniform thickness across most lakes and rivers.

Road check nabs anglers

Twelve charges were laid against anglers stopped by Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officers at a game and fish check station east of Fort Frances.

On Sept. 26, conservation officers from Fort Frances, Atikokan, and Dryden districts checked 155 non-residents and 14 residents who had been hunting or fishing, or possessed game or fish.