A Mississauga man is facing $20,000 in charges after he pleaded guilty to two counts of hunting moose with a rifle before the beginning of gun season.
The Court heard that on October 10, 2019, conservation officers had learned of a moose calf that had been shot on Bear Mountain Road in Chisholm Township and was lying in the bush.
Officers located the calf and waited for the offender to return to retrieve the moose.
An investigation determined the man had also shot a cow moose at a different location the day before and had already butchered it. Both moose were seized and forfeited to the Crown.
Justice of the Peace Ruby Beck heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, North Bay, on June 22, 2021.
The province says conservation officers continue to patrol and protect our natural resources during the current COVID-19 pandemic and it would like to remind everyone that by respecting seasons, sanctuaries, bag and possession limits, we all help ensure our natural resources stay healthy.
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