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Court cracking down on illegal moose hunting  

La chasse illégale à l'orignal peut avoir un effet négatif sur la population. — Photo d'archive
La chasse illégale à l'orignal peut avoir un effet négatif sur la population.
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Hunting moose without a license can endanger population numbers for the animal.

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.