A 56 year old man from Star City has been fined 11 thousand 500 dollars for trafficking in wildlife meat.
David Tschetter, manager of Star City Produce and Meats, was also ordered to process 350 pounds of seized goose meat into sausage to be given to food banks in the Melfort area.
Conservation officers were involved in an investigation which started in 2014 and found high volumes of migratory bird meat, mainly geese, had been coming into the shop located on the Star City Hutterite Colony to feed its residents.
The wild meat was being processed into jerky and sausage.
Conservation officers gave the manager verbal and written warnings that it was illegal to sell wild goose meat, but officers found the goose meat was still being sold.
On five occasions between 2014 and 2017, undercover officers visited the shop and were able to purchase wild goose meat.
Tschetter was charged and pleaded guilty in Melfort court and fined over 11 thousand dollars.