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$2,500 in fines for deer hunting violations


January 05, 2018


A Trent Lakes man has been fined $2,500 for unlawful deer hunting offences in the Township of Stirling-Rawdon.


Edward McGarvey pleaded guilty and was fined $750 for unlawfully hunting deer at night, $750 for possessing an un-encased firearm at night, $750 for hunting white-tailed deer without a licence and $250 for failing to wear hunter orange while hunting.


McGarvey also received a two-year hunting licence suspension and must take the Ontario Hunter Education Course before he can purchase another Ontario hunting licence.


Justice of the Peace Sam Cureatz heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Belleville, on December 11, 2017.


The ministry reminds hunters to put safety first when hunting, including wearing hunter orange and never hunting at night, unless legally allowed to do so.


For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary available at


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.