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Illegal moose hunting costly for quartet

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A moose hunting trip resulted in $7,000 in fines for four southern Ontario men.

Grzegorz Krasowski and Jan Debski, both of Mississauga, Janusz Lewandowski of Barrie, and Marian Dabrowski of Brampton each were fined $1,000 for failing to provide information during an inspection.

They all are prohibited from hunting in Ontario for six months.

In addition, Debski and Lewandowski each were fined $1,500 for using a firearm carelessly to hunt.

They must pass the Ontario Hunter Education Course before they can hunt in Ontario again.

Court heard that on Oct. 13, 2008, conservation officers contacted the group on a main logging road north of Nipigon.

It was determined that shots were fired down the road at a cow moose.

Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio heard the case July 7 in Thunder Bay.

The ministry reminds hunters that it is illegal to shoot from, down, or across a public road.

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).

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