Hunters are reminded that it’s illegal and unsafe to shoot from, down or across public or forest access roads. A Brampton hunter who was hunting in Ignace learned that lesson the hard way.

Court heard that on October 14, 2017, a conservation officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry contacted several hunters as they were hanging a harvested moose at a resort in Ignace. As a result of the inspection, the officer determined that the Brampton hunter shot the moose.

Further investigation revealed that he was a member of a hunting party that was moose hunting on Roper Road, in Wildlife Management Unit 15A near Ignace. The hunter was travelling in an off-road vehicle on the road, when he observed a moose. The hunter stopped, exited the vehicle and fired his rifle at the moose while both he and the moose were on the edge of the road. The moose was later harvested and tagged by another member of the party.

The hunter was fined $4,000 for illegally discharging a firearm on a travelled roadway. The moose was forfeited to the Crown and donated to charity.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).   

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