Wolf hunters handed fines

the MNR

Three southern Ontario men have been fined a total of $4,750 for illegal wolf hunting.
Douglas McDonald of Chepstow pleaded guilty, and was fined $2,500, for possessing illegally-killed wildlife.
Craig England of Brampton pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for possessing illegally-killed wildlife and tagging a wolf killed by another person.
Paul England, also of Brampton, was fined $750 for attaching a tag to a wolf killed by another person.
Court heard that during the fall of 2009, McDonald shot two wolves while hunting near Thaddeus Lake, north of Dryden.
Craig England attached his tag to one wolf while Paul England’s tag was attached to the other wolf.
A Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer subsequently received information regarding a wolf mount and an investigation began.
A search was conducted at McDonald’s residence and the mount of a wolf head was recovered.
Officers also recovered the tanned hide of a second wolf at Craig England’s residence.
Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case March 20 in Dryden.
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.
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