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An Atikokan resident was convicted of hunting offences and fined a total of $1,865.

Eric Zacharias, 28, was fined $1,250 for unlawfully hunting deer and $615 for unlawfully transporting deer.

Back on Dec. 13, while on patrol in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 12B near Crilly Road, conservation officers heard two shots from a high-powered rifle.

They subsequently stopped two Atikokan residents coming out of Crilly Road. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the officers saw a small antlerless deer in the box of the truck.

The driver of the truck possessed a buck-only deer licence and an antlerless deer tag for WMU 11A.

Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case Feb. 26 in Atikokan.

To report a natural resource violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.

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

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