(NORTHERN ONTARIO) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 132 charges and issued 329 warnings over a 10-day period in northeastern and northwestern Ontario.
From October 13 to October 22, 2018, conservation officers checked 4,768 hunters from Ontario and the United States for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the Off-Road Vehicles Act and the Liquor Licence Act.
Charges and warnings were issued for:
- failing to wear a proper helmet on an ATV
- having open liquor in a vehicle
- having a loaded firearm in a vehicle
- not wearing proper hunter orange
- night-hunting offences
- shooting from the road
- trespassing for the purpose of hunting
Officers also issued warnings for driving an off-road vehicle without insurance and seized 32 moose that were harvested illegally.
To report a natural resources violation, call the ministry 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).
Pleasevisit 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: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry