A Winnipeg man has been convicted of hunting moose in Ontario without a licence.
Barry C. Arnason was charged under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $2,500 for hunting moose in Ontario without the authority of a licence.
Arnason also is prohibited from hunting in Ontario for two years.
His firearm was seized and will be returned once his fine is paid.
Court heard that on Oct. 3, 2008, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer contacted Arnason during an aerial patrol of remote lakes, about 180 km north of Red Lake.
Arnason was travelling east in a powerboat on Sparrowhawk Lake, with a high-powered rifle, ammunition, moose call, and moose lure.
Arnason possessed a Manitoba moose hunting licence, which only authorized him to hunt on the part of the lake falling within Manitoba.
Justice of the Peace Marj Pasloski heard the case Aug. 19 in Red Lake and made her ruling on Nov. 25.
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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