From the MNRF
Three deer hunters from Cottam, Ont. have been fined a total of $2,500 for illegal deer hunting.
Lyndsay Webster and Cody Webster pleaded guilty and each were fined $500 for possessing a loaded firearm within eight metres of the edge of the travelled portion of a roadway.
They also received one-year hunting suspensions.
Ronald Webster pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for trespassing while hunting.
He also received a one-year hunting suspension.
Court heard that on Oct. 31, 2016, conservation officers responded to a trespassing complaint in the area of Highway 615 in Mather Township.
Lyndsay Webster and Cody Webster shot a deer on private property while they were within eight metres of the edge of the travelled portion of a roadway.
Ronald Webster then trespassed on private property to retrieve the shot deer.
Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron heard the case Sept. 29 in Fort Frances.
For more information on hunting regulations, consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at Ontario.ca/hunting
To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-847-7667 any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.
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