During a court hearing on November 23, Eric Bergeron of Cumberland and Maurice Gauthier of Kapuskasing both pleaded guilty to hunting moose without a licence.
The men were spotted by conservation officers during a moose decoy operation south of Kapuskasing. Gauthier and Bergeron were observed hunting a cow moose, and although they claimed to be hunting black bears, their actions and moose-hunting equipment made it clear that they were in fact hunting moose. Neither man possessed a valid moose-hunting licence, and thus were each issued a fine of $1,500.
Conservation officers remind everyone that by respecting seasons, sanctuaries, and bag and possession limits, we help ensure our natural resources stay healthy. To report a natural resource problem or provide information about an unsolved case, members of the public can call the ministry TIPS line toll free at 1-877-847-7667. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.