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Angler, hunter fined

A Winnipeg man was fined $2,400 for fishing-related offences.

Barry Golin was convicted after a trial and fined $1,800 for obstructing a fisheries officer, $250 for fishing without a licence, $200 for fishing with too many lines, and $150 for having open liquor.

In addition, he received a two-year fishing suspension.

Hunter nabbed after tip

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.

Trapper hit with fines

A Fort Frances man has been fined $2,500 for trapping violations.

Ralph Boettcher pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his trapping licences and was fined a total of $2,500.

Court heard that in 2015 and 2016, conservation officers investigated Boettcher's trapping activities for his registered trapline north of Fort Frances.

Fishing violation nets fine

A Sioux Lookout resident has been fined $3,500 for a fishing violation.

Justin Young pleaded guilty, and was fined $3,500, for angling during the closed season for lake trout.

He also received a two-year fishing licence suspension.

Court heard that on Dec. 10, Young was observed by a conservation officer angling through the ice on Big Vermilion Lake.

Unsafe hunting costly

A U.S. resident has been fined $4,000 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Steven Evonsion, of East Hartland, Conn., pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for firing a high-powered rifle without due care and attention to people or property.

He also pleaded guilty, and was fined $1,000, for discharging a firearm from a vehicle.