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Moose hunters fined

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Four moose hunters have been convicted of offences related to party hunting and fined a total of $3,000.

The hunters pleaded guilty to offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Michael Miesner, 33, of Pine City, Mn., was fined $1,500 for unlawfully hunting a bull moose.

Robert Greig, 55, and Harlan Horton, 50, both of Pine City, and Daniele Passalent, 73, of Grimsby, Ont., were fined $500 each for attempting to attach a seal to the bull moose.

Court heard that back on Oct. 14, the group was moose hunting in the Upsala area of Wildlife Management Unit 12B.

Miesner, the hunter who shot the bull moose, was more than five km away from the moose tag holder when it was killed.

Miesner was unable to communicate immediately with his hunting party members, including the tag holder.

This is contrary to the party hunting rules under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act regulations.

Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio heard the case May 13 in Thunder Bay.

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

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

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