Hunter fined

An Ignace hunter has been fined $1,600 for shooting the wrong moose and for not wearing hunter orange.
Rodney Szyszka, 33, was fined $1,500 for shooting a moose without a proper licence and $100 for not wearing hunter orange. He also is banned from hunting for eight months.
He forfeited the moose to the Crown and it was donated to charity.
Court was told that on Dec. 2, , a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer from Dryden District spoke to Szyszka, who was parked on Highway 17 east of Ignace.
Szyszka told the officer he may have made a mistake and shot the wrong moose.
The officer inspected the surrounding area and found a large, mature dead cow moose. Szyszka only had a calf moose licence.
Justice of the Peace Edith Bass heard the case Jan. 22 in Ignace.
The ministry reminds hunters they must be sure of their target before shooting. Ontario’s selective harvest system is important for the long-term sustainability of the moose population.
To report a natural resource violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your MNR office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).