A Dryden man is going to jail for charges related to illegal deer hunting.
Jordan D.L. Lang was convicted under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act for unlawfully hunting white-tailed deer without a licence and unlawfully possessing and transporting illegally-killed wildlife.
He also was found guilty of providing false statements to a Ministry of Natural Resources’ conservation officer.
Court heard that on Nov. 15, 2008, Lang brought to his home in the city a white-tailed buck he had shot and killed in an area west of Dryden.
When Dryden Police Services discovered the untagged deer while executing an unrelated search warrant of his home, conservation officers were called to investigate the deer, with the assistance of the police.
Lang provided multiple, conflicting statements regarding his part in killing the deer—and several of his statements were proven false.
The court sentenced Lang to 30 days’ incarceration and did not fine him due to his history of failing to pay monetary fines for provincial convictions.
As Lang did not have a hunting or firearms licence, they could not be ordered forfeited to the Crown.
He already was prohibited from possessing a firearm from a previous conviction.
Justice of the Peace Raymond Zuliani heard the case Oct. 20 in Dryden.
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.
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