KENORA – Crimebeat – A Keewatin man has been fined $750 after pleading guilty to illegally discharging a firearm within a road right of way.
The court heard that on December 14, 2012, Mark Nadeau shot a deer near Clytie Bay Road in Forgie Township. An investigation by Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers determined that Nadeau had discharged his firearm within eight metres of the travelled portion of the roadway. Forgie is one of a number of townships near Kenora in which it is unlawful to have a loaded firearm within eight metres of the travelled portion of the road. The regulation aims to deter road hunting and trespassing that could result in public safety concerns.
Justice of the Peace Roger McCraw heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Kenora, on April 2, 2013.
Protecting and Preserving Wildlife
The ministry reminds the public that it is illegal to discharge a firearm from, down or across a roadway or road right of way.
For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, from licence issuers and at ontario.ca/hunting.
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).