April 5, 2018 - A Thamesville man has been fined $2,700 for hunting offences under
the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Fred Squire pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for having a loaded firearm in a
motor vehicle and $200 for failing to wear a hunter orange garment.
Court heard that on December 5, 2017, conservation officers were conducting compliance
inspections of deer hunters in the Chatham-Kent area. The officers observed Squire,
who had been deer hunting, leave the area in his vehicle and drive to a nearby residence.
An inspection by the officers found a rifle and muzzleloader gun, both loaded, in
the vehicle. Squire was also not wearing a hunter orange garment, required while
deer hunting during the open gun season.
Justice of the Peace Calvin Hurst heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice,
Chatham-Kent, on April 4, 2018.
The ministry reminds the public that it is illegal to have a loaded firearm in a
For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the Ontario Hunting
Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting.
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