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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
1,000 Fine For Illegal Deer Harvest

May 30, 2018 - A London man has been fined $1,000 for an illegal deer harvest under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Jeffrey Oconnor pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for unlawfully hunting deer in a controlled deer hunt without a controlled deer hunt validation tag.

Court heard that on November 7, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received a tip of a suspicious deer carcass located in a field in London. A conservation officer attended the site and began an investigation. The investigation revealed that Oconnor had been deer hunting in the area where the carcass was found. Conservation officers attended Oconnor's residence and observed what appeared to be fresh meat. The meat was seized and a DNA test confirmed that the meat at the residence was a match to the carcass in the field.

Justice of the Peace Paul Langlois heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, London, on May 17, 2018.

The ministry reminds the public that it is illegal to harvest deer in a controlled deer hunt without a deer licence and a controlled deer hunt validation tag.

For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting.

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.


Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 May 2018 18:14:32 PM EST

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