He pleaded guilty and was fined $4,000 for discharging a firearm on a travelled roadway.
Court heard that on October 14, 2017, an MNRF 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 the Brampton man had shot the moose. Further investigation revealed that he was a member of a hunting party that was moose hunting on Roper Road, in Wildlife Management Unit 15A near Ignace.
He 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.
The public is reminded that it is illegal and unsafe to shoot from, down or across public roads, including forest access roads.
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