A Fort Frances man has been fined $2,500 for shooting a moose without the proper licence.
John Piotrowski pleaded guilty to unlawfully hunting a cow moose.
In addition to the fine, Piotrowski is banned from hunting in Ontario for one year.
Court heard that on Oct. 14, Piotrowski shot and killed a cow moose, for which he did not have a seal, in the Cedar Narrows area north of Fort Frances.
Further investigation by a Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officer revealed that Piotrowski had attached a calf tag to the adult moose, which also is contrary to Ontario hunting regulations.
Justice of the Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case Feb. 10 in Fort Frances.
For more information on hunting regulations, consult the 2010-11 Hunting Regulations Summary, which is available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, from licence issuers, and at ontario.ca/hunting
To report a natural resources 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).