Three men have been been fined for illegal hunting in Saskatchewan, under the province’s Wildlife Act.
40-year old Roger Brenton of Macklin, was fined for unlawfully hunting moose, white-tailed deer and for exceeding possession of pheasants.
He was also fined for shooting from a road at night.
In addition to $8,360 in total fines, Brenton also received a three year hunting suspension.
32-year old Zach Payne,a resident of Ignace, Ontario, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Brenton and received a $2,800 fine and one year hunting suspension.
During their investigation, conservation officers determined one man had unlawfully shot multiple animals in an unsafe manner in the Weyburn area in 2013.
The other individual disposed of the carcasses and was in possession of illegally taken wildlife.
In an earlier court date, 27-year old Dave Bessette of Weyburn, pleaded guilty to possession of illegally taken wildlife and one count of aiding and abetting Brenton with the unlawful harvest of the moose and white-tailed deer.
Bessette was fined a total of $3,500 and given a one year hunting suspension.
By receiving hunting suspensions in Saskatchewan, hunting privileges for these three individuals are also revoked in Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
A firearm used in the offences, as well as all the meat seized, was forfeited to the Crown.
The meat will be donated to a local food bank.