An Etobicoke man pleaded guilty to hunting a bull moose without a licence and abandoning the moose allowing the meat to spoil.
Robert Mijackovic was fined $7,000 and had his hunting licence suspended for one year.
The court heard that on October 20, 2022, conservation officers received information about a bull moose that had been shot and abandoned in the vicinity of the Petry Road, northwest of Upsala near Thunder Bay.
Officers completed an investigation and determined that Mijackovic had been hunting for cow moose and had mistakenly shot a bull moose. Rather than reporting his wrongdoing to conservation officers, Mijackovic fled the area allowing the moose to spoil.
Justice of the Peace Tobey Meyer heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on May 3.