Expired Ontario Out of Doors Card Proves Expensive

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DRYDEN – A Manitoba man has been fined $2,500 for using an Ontario resident Outdoors Card. Paul Laderoute of Winnipeg pleaded guilty under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Court heard that on April 11, 2009, conservation officers on routine patrol on Osbourne Bay in Eagle Lake checked Laderoute’s fishing and hunting licences and found both a current and expired Ontario resident Outdoors Card. Further investigation revealed that Laderoute, an Ontario resident until 2004, purchased Ontario resident hunting and fishing licences using a Dryden address until February 2009.

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on July 20, 2010.

For the purposes of obtaining an Ontario resident hunting and fishing licence, a resident is a person whose primary residence is Ontario, and who has resided in Ontario for a period of six consecutive months during the previous 12 months.

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (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)

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