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Man fined $5,000 for illegal deer hunting

A Schreiber man has been given a two-year hunting suspension for illegal deer hunting.
deer, white tailed mnrf 2017
White tailed deer. Courtesy MNRF.

KENORA, Ont. -- A Schreiber man has been fined $5,000 for hunting offences and received a two-year hunting suspension.

Michael Souliere pleaded guilty and was fined $2,000 for trespassing to hunt, $1,500 for shooting from a roadway, and $1,500 for abandoning a deer and allowing it to spoil. Souliere was also given a two-year hunting suspension.

Court heard that on November 23, 2017, conservation officers responded to a complaint received on the TIPS line about a man shooting from a roadway at a deer on private property in the Quibell area. An investigation determined that Souliere had fired three shots from the traveled portion of Highway 609 over a fence, killing a deer on private property. The property was clearly marked with a “no shooting” sign. Souliere then left the scene in his vehicle, abandoning the deer.

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on April 5, 2018.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 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). And visit to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases. You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.


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