April 30, 2018 - A Shedden man has been fined a total of $2,000 for deer hunting
offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Ian Chinnery pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for hunting deer during a controlled
deer hunt without a valid validation tag and $1,000 for making a false statement
in an application to obtain a controlled deer hunt validation tag.
Court heard that on November 20, 2017, conservation officers were inspecting hunters
during the controlled deer hunt south of Iona. The officers contacted Chinnery in
his hunting blind but he was not hunting at the time. Two days later, when conservation
officers again contacted Chinnery, he was hunting. The officers determined that,
since their initial contact with him, Chinnery had applied for and obtained a controlled
deer hunt validation tag for farmers/landowners but had provided false information
on his application by misrepresenting the amount of land he owned.
Justice of the Peace Jamie Shortt heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice,
St. Thomas, on April 26, 2018.
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.
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