Hunting violations prove costly for Corbeil manFriday, October 11, 2013 by: Kate AdamsMNR News Release
A Corbeil man has been convicted on two counts of transporting wildlife unlawfully killed and trespassing for the purpose of hunting for his involvement in two separate deer hunting cases.
John Gauthier pleaded guilty and received $6,000 in fines. He was also banned for one year from hunting or participating in any hunting-related activities with the other party involved in the first incident. Gauthier is also required to successfully complete a hunter safety course before applying for any licences, hunting or participating in any hunting-related activities.
Court heard that on October 1, 2012, Gauthier and his hunting partner killed a deer with a crossbow on the front lawn of a private residence in the Municipality of East Ferris without the landowner’s consent, and transported the deer from the property.
In a second incident on November 13, 2012, Gauthier entered private property without the landowner’s consent, also in East Ferris, and retrieved a deer that was unlawfully shot the previous evening. Conservation officers, including a canine unit, and the Ontario Provincial Police responded to the landowner’s complaint and apprehended the defendant in the area while he was in possession of the deer.
Justice of the Peace Ruby Beck heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, North Bay, on September 18, 2013.
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