Nolalu Man Pleads Guilty To Hunting Violations

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 14:36 PM

A Nolalu man has learned the hard way about following hunting rules.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says Benjamin Sheppard has been fined a total of $1,750 for failing to immediately attach a game seal to a deer and lying to a conservation officer about it.

Court heard that last November,  Sheppard was hunting behind his residence where shot an antlerless white-tailed deer.

Tesimony indicated  that after receiving a tip, conservation officers contacted Sheppard who denied killing a deer. 

Officers later located a white-tailed deer hanging in a building on the property. 

It was determined that Sheppard shot the deer and didn’t apply his deer game seal as required by law.

 

 

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$1,750 Fine for Hunting Violations

 

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 February 13, 2018

A Nolalu area man has been fined $1,750 for hunting violations.

 

Benjamin Sheppard pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for failing to immediately attach a seal to a white-tailed deer, and $750 for knowingly making a false statement to a conservation officer.

 

Court heard that on November 1, 2017, Sheppard was hunting behind his residence where he harvested an antlerless white-tailed deer.

 

Responding to a tip, conservation officers contacted Sheppard who denied harvesting a deer.  Officers later located a white-tailed deer hanging in a building on the property. It was determined that Sheppard shot the deer and didn’t apply his deer game seal as required.

Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbons heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Thunder Bay, on February 7, 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).