$2500 in Fines for Wolf Hunting Violation

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KENORA – A Kenora man has been fined $2,500 for a hunting-related offence.

Joshua Mychalyshyn pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for hunting a wolf without a licence. Court heard that on April 12, 2016, Mychalyshyn brought two dead wolves to a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office to obtain permits to export the wolves. A conservation officer interviewed Mychalyshyn, who claimed he shot one of the wolves on March 30, 2016 near Maynard Lake Lodge, north of Kenora. He attached a 2015 wolf seal to the first wolf. Mychalyshyn then bought a 2016 wolf seal for the second wolf on the same day he brought the wolves to the ministry office to get the export permits.

Justice of the Peace Robert McNally heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Kenora, on December 6, 2016.

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).