SIOUX LOOKOUT – Three men are facing fines after a local man shot a bull moose down the road and into a blind corner.
According to a Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry release, Douglass Ferguson of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty and was fined $5,500 for using a firearm carelessly to hunt and $2,000 for obstructing a conservation officer.
He has also been suspended from hunting in the province for one year and will need to successfully complete the Ontario Hunter Education Course before buying another licence.
James Walters of Simcoe and Randal Kenning of Winnipeg also plead guilty and were each fined $1,000 for transporting unlawfully killed wildlife.
Court heard that on Sept. 19, 2020, Ferguson was part of a party hunting moose on the Race Lake Road North of Sioux Lookout.
Conservation officers along with canine services unit investigated and discovered that Ferguson had shot a bull moose down the road and into a blind corner.
Ferguson, Walters and Kenning then loaded the moose and moved it to another location to hide the fact it was shot down the road.
Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard heard the case from the Sioux Lookout Ontario Court of Justice on Nov. 25, 2021.