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Two men fined $3,500 for illegally shooting moose

Two men from Burlington are facing $3,500 in fines after illegally shooting a moose near Ignace.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry release

Two Burlington men have been fined $3,500 for hunting offences.

Kevan Johnson pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for careless use of a firearm. His hunting licence has been suspended for three years and he must complete the Ontario hunter education course before being able to apply for another licence.

Jeffrey Czuba pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for possessing an illegally killed moose.

Court heard that on October 28, 2017, Johnson and Czuba were inspected by conservation officers after they had harvested a bull moose. Upon further investigation, officers determined that the moose had been shot while Johnson and the moose were on the travelled portion of Kame Bypass Road, northeast of Ignace. Czuba affixed his moose game seal to the illegally killed moose. The moose was forfeited to the Crown and donated.

Justice of the Peace Roger McCraw heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Ignace, on February 13, 2018.

The ministry reminds the public that it is illegal and unsafe to shoot from, down or across a public road when hunting.

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).

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