Hunter fined

In an ongoing story of deception, a third man has been fined $750 after pleading guilty to illegal moose hunting.
Jack Barden, 47, of Ignace, was fined $250 for making false statements to a conservation officer, $250 for unlawfully possessing illegally-killed moose meat, and $250 for unlawfully transporting illegally-killed wildlife.
Court heard that on Dec. 13, 2003, four men were involved in the shooting and killing of two bull moose near Parkview Road, off Highway 599, about 20 km northeast of Ignace.
Two men, Shane Bourgeois and Rodney Larocque, were convicted earlier this year for their involvement in the case.
A fourth man is still before the courts.
Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers from Dryden District presented evidence that showed the men had no party hunting agreement and lied about the circumstances of the kill.
Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case Oct. 27 in Ignace.
Call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time to report a natural resources violation or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).