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From the MNRF

Moose hunter nabbed

A Thunder Bay man has been fined $5,000 and suspended for illegal moose-hunting offences.

Clarence Roberts was convicted and fined $5,000 for careless hunting, received a five-year hunting suspension, and must take the Ontario Hunter Education Course before he can purchase another Ontario hunting licence.

Moose hunters nabbed

Two eastern Ontario men have been fined a total of $4,500 for moose hunting offences.

Glen Hall, of Smiths Falls, pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for discharging a firearm from a roadway and $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.

Scott McGonegal, of Lanark, pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.

Pair fined over bait

Two Minnesota residents have been fined for bait violations.

Carl W. Brandt, of Forest Lake, pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for illegally bringing live leeches into Ontario.

Court heard that on June 27, Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Fort Frances port of entry contacted Brandt and conducted a secondary inspection of his vehicle.

Alberta man fined

An Alberta resident has been fined a total of $4,000 for illegal moose hunting and fishing in Northwestern Ontario.

Bradley Maguire of Edmonton pleaded guilty and was fined $3,300 for hunting moose without a licence and $700 for fishing without a licence.

He also has been suspended from hunting and fishing in Ontario for one year.

Anglers nabbed

Daniel Ballard, of Glenville, Ill., and John Farrald, of Del Rey Oaks, Calif., jointly were charged and each fined $3,000 for possessing more walleye than allowed.

They also were suspended from fishing in the province for two years.

Court heard that on Aug. 15, officers contacted the men while they were angling on Lake of the Woods.

Quiet on fire scene

No new forest fires were reported in the Northwest Region between Oct. 26 and yesterday afternoon.

There currently is one active wildland fire and two prescribed burns in the region.

The Sakwite Lake prescribed burn in Fort Frances District, located on Korpi Road, was listed as “under control” at 168.4 hectares.