A Rosthern area man has been fined $4,998 for illegally shooting a moose and leaving the carcass to waste.
In April, Ministry of Environment conservation officers received information from a call to the Turn In Poachers line regarding a moose that had been shot on private land near Alvena.
Only the hind quarters had been removed.
Officers discovered the moose was pregnant and her calf was lying dead beside her.
After investigating further, it was discovered a green car had been in that area and actually got stuck in the field.
Officers were then able to get a search warrant and conducted a search of a residence where evidence was collected from the trunk of a car.
47-year old Glen Paintednose of the One Arrow First Nation, pleaded guilty to unlawful hunting and waste of edible game under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Regulations.
In addition to the fine, the individual’s rifle was forfeited to the Crown.