Poacher fined $1,650 for moose kill

An Ignace man has been fined $1,650 after he attached a seal to a moose shot by someone else.
After a three-day trial, Shane Bourgeois, 41, was found guilty on a number of charges.
He was fined $900 for unlawfully attaching a bull moose seal to a moose shot by someone else, $250 for making false statements, $250 for unlawfully possessing an illegally killed moose, and $250 for transporting it.
He also forfeited his share of the meat.
The moose was killed on Dec. 13, 2003 while Bourgeois was in Wildlife Management Unit 15A, about 25 km north of Ignace, off Highway 599.
Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case June 21 in Ignace.
The public is asked to help protect Ontario’s natural resources by reporting violations to their local MNR office or by anonymously calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).