$1500 in Fines for hunting-related offences


Crime BeatDRYDEN – Crimebeat – An Alberta resident has been fined a total of $1,500 for hunting-related offences. Dustin Gamble of Calgary pleaded guilty to three charges of making a false statement on a Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Ontario Resident Hunting Licence application. He was fined $500 for each offence.

The court heard that after Gamble moved from Dryden, Ontario, to Calgary, Alberta, he used false information to continue buying an Ontario Resident Hunting Licence. He used the resident licence to hunt both deer and moose in Ontario. At the same time, he used his Alberta resident hunting licence to hunt in his home province.

Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on October 18, 2011.

To buy an Ontario Resident Hunting Licence, your primary residence must be in Ontario, and you must have lived in Ontario for at least six consecutive months during the 12 months immediately before you apply for a licence.

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (874-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local Ministry of Natural Resources. You can also call Crime stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).