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A North Carolina man has been fined $2,000 for lying to a Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officer.

Johnathan Morrison, of Candler, N.C., was convicted under the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act of providing a false statement to a conservation officer.

Morrison will have his hunting privileges in Ontario reinstated, and his rifle returned, once he pays his fine.

Court heard that back on Nov. 14, a conservation officer contacted Morrison while he was deer hunting in the Kenora area.

The officer questioned him about his deer hunting activities, and Morrison made multiple conflicting statements regarding his part in killing a white-tailed deer.

Upon investigation, several of his statements were disproved.

Justice of the Peace Robert McNally heard the case Aug. 6 in Kenora.

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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