Oro-Medonte man suspended from hunting for five years

Fines total $4,000

An Oro-Medonte man has been fined $4,000 and suspended from hunting in Ontario for five years.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) says the fines are connected to using a firearm carelessly and for unlawfully hunting a moose without a licence.

Court heard the man was hunting moose near Geraldton in October 2019 when he harvested a bull moose. He had mistaken it for a cow moose, which his hunting party was licensed to hunt.

The MNR says a member of the man’s hunting team realized the mistake and contacted the ministry. Conservation officers determined the hunter spotted the moose from an elevated view, and in haste, fired two shots at the moose at long range, across a forest access road actively being used by other hunters and the forest industry at the time.