MARATHON – A Marathon man has been fined $1,500 for allowing game to spoil.
Michael Thomas pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for permitting the flesh of a white-tailed deer to become unsuitable for human consumption.
Court heard that on November 11, 2016, conservation officers on routine patrol west of Fort Frances observed Thomas loading a doe white-tailed deer into the back of his truck. During an inspection, the officers detected a rotten odour coming from the back of the vehicle and found a buck white-tailed deer that had been harvested on November 6, 2016. The flesh of the deer had spoiled.
Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Fort Frances, on May 26, 2017.
For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/hunting.
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