Canadian Man Fined for Unlawful Capture and Transportation of West Virginia Turtles
The investigation was conducted by the Service Office of Law Enforcement in conjunction with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Environment Canada. The investigation took place from 2009 to 2013, and the U.S. fines were paid in November 2013.
Hunter Who Killed Grizzly And Cub Jailed Five Months
EDMONTON - An Edmonton man who illegally killed a grizzly and her cub, then abandoned the carcasses, has been sentenced to five months in jail, ordered to pay $10,000 in fines, and is banned from hunting for nine years.
Frank Kucher, 52, was convicted in Hinton provincial court of five counts under the Wildlife Act, including two counts of hunting wildlife out of season, two counts of abandoning the carcasses, and one count of unlawful possession of wildlife, the Justice and Solicitor General’s Office said Thursday.
Two West Virginia men face steep penalties for game law violations in recent weeks.
Logan County, known for producing massive trophy whitetail deer, has a one-buck annual limit for archery hunting. There is no firearms season in Logan County.
Ontario Conservation Officers Association Reminds Hunters to Stay Safe This Hunting Season
All hunters are responsible to ensure they are always handling firearms in a safe manner at all times. "Safe use of firearms can't be stressed enough" says OCOA President Joe McCambridge. "All hunters heading out need to remember to practice safe firearm handling at all times".
Ontario Road Check Leads to Numerous Charges
Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers and a canine unit conducted an enforcement road check along Highway 41 in the village of Northbrook, Lennox and Addington County during the regular deer hunt.
Conservation officers checked more than 200 resident and non-resident anglers and hunters traveling along Hwy. 41 on November 8 and November 9, 2013. The officers focused on compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and the Ontario Fishery Regulations. The check resulted in 10 charges and 18 warnings for violations relating to fishing and hunting.
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