April 24, 2018
A Brampton man has been fined $4,000 as a result of an unlawful moose hunt.
Luigi Latini pleaded guilty and was fined $4,000 for discharging a firearm on a travelled roadway.
Court heard that on October 14, 2017, a conservation officer contacted several hunters as they were hanging a harvested moose at a resort in Ignace. As a result of the inspection, the officer determined that Latini had shot the moose. Further investigation revealed that Latini was a member of a hunting party that was moose hunting on Roper Road, in Wildlife Management Unit 15A near Ignace. Latini was travelling in an off-road vehicle on Roper Road when he observed a bull moose. He stopped, exited the vehicle and fired his rifle at the moose while both he and the moose were on the edge of the road. The moose was later harvested and tagged by another member of the party.
The moose was forfeited to the Crown and donated to charity.
Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Ignace, on April 10, 2018.
The public is reminded that it is illegal and unsafe to shoot from, down or across public roads, including forest access roads.
Source: Ministry Of Natural Resources and Forestry Media Release