A Dryden man has been fined $1,500 for trespassing.
Shawn Gartner pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for entering private property without permission for the purpose of hunting.
Court heard that on November 25, 2017, Gartner was hunting in the Dryden area and shot a white-tailed deer. Conservation officers responded to a trespass complaint two days later and were able to identify the property where the deer was shot. After further investigation, officers determined that Gartner shot the deer with archery equipment on a small parcel of land but that the deer ran onto private property. Gartner tracked down the deer but did not have permission to be on the private property.
Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, April 5, 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). And visit Ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases. You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.
Source: Northwest Ontario Outdoors