Nine Northeastern Ontario Men Fined for Moose Hunt Offences

Nine men from across northeastern Ontario have been fined $8,390 for neglecting to meet tagging requirements while hunting together during the open moose season last year. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said in a news release that one of the men “produced a valid cow/calf moose tag which was not notched at the time of inspection, nor was there any mention of a moose being shot.” They added that the officer discovered a cow moose in one of the logging cuts, covered in brush and lacking a tag. Conservation officers arrived at the scene the following day and discovered that the same hunting party had been out overnight retrieving the moose. Authorities seized the cow moose and tag. The case was heard by the Justice of the Peace Wade Cachagee in the Ontario Court of Justice, Chapleau on September 21st.