Deer hunt enforcement blitz leads to charges

Tuesday, December 11, 2012   by: Kate AdamsMNR News Release


Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers issued a number of warnings and charges while conducting a five-day enforcement blitz during the deer hunt in northeastern Ontario.

The blitz took place from November 5 to 9 in parts of northeastern Ontario where the regular gun season opened on November 5, 2012. It targeted the Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie areas.

Conservation officers checked 226 hunters and discovered 47 violations, leading to 35 charges and 12 warnings. Officers also seized two deer.

Charges were laid for a range of offences, including:

having loaded firearms in vehicles and boats
illegal possession of unencased firearms at night
hunting without a licence
trespassing to hunt.

For more information on hunting regulations, please consult the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations Summary available from licence issuers, ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres and at

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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