Two men have been fined a total of $2,900 for various offences related to illegally hunting at night.
Yves Boissonneault and Donald Boulianne, of Moonbeam, Ont., pleaded guilty to unlawfully hunting at night.
Each received a $1,200 fine and a four-year hunting licence suspension.
Boulianne also was fined $500 for having a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Both of their guns were seized and will be returned once the fines are paid.
Court heard that back on Nov. 9, 2009, a conservation officer was on an enforcement patrol in Morson Township, west of Fort Frances, following up on a tip that someone was hunting in the area at night.
Shortly after 7 p.m., the officer stopped a truck on Highway 619 containing Boissonneault and Boulianne.
A spotlight and firearms were seized and the men were arrested for night hunting.
Justice of the Peace Pat Clyesdale-Cornell heard the case May 6 in Rainy River.
The MNR reminds hunters that they only may hunt from one-half hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset, with some small game exceptions.
It also is illegal to possess a loaded firearm in a vehicle or vessel, including aircraft, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, or motorboat.
Hunters are encouraged to consult the 2010 Hunting Regulations Summary on the ministry’s website at ontario.ca/hunting
To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) any time or contact your local MNR office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).