Poacher caught, fined $5K

Prince Albert Daily Herald - - CLASSIFIEDS - DAILY HER­ALD STAFF

Thanks to a call made to the Turn In Poach­ers line, a man from the Ros­th­ern area has pleaded guilty to charges re­lated to Moose poach­ing.

In April 2017, Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cers re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from a call into the TIP line re­gard­ing a moose that had been shot on pri­vate land near Al­vena, with on the hindquar­ters re­moved.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived on scene and found a cow moose, which was preg­nant, and her calf ly­ing dead be­side her. They also found signs that a ve­hi­cle drove into the field and be­came stuck.

Landown­ers in the area were con­tacted, and of­fi­cers were able to get a de­scrip­tion of a green car in the area that morn­ing, as well as a de­scrip­tion of the oc­cu­pants who had asked for help get­ting un­stuck from the field.

Of­fi­cers were able to use the in­for­ma­tion to get a search war­rant. They searched a res­i­dence, col­lect­ing ev­i­dence from the trunk of a car.

Glen Paint­ed­nose, 47, of the One Ar­row First Na­tion, pleaded guilty to un­law­ful hunt­ing and waste of ed­i­ble game un­der the Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Reg­u­la­tions. He was fined a to­tal of $4,998, and his ri­fle was for­feited to the Crown.

If you sus­pect wildlife, fish­eries, forestry or en­vi­ron­men­tal vi­o­la­tions, call the lo­cal Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment of­fice, the toll-free Turn In Poach­ers line at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 for SaskTel cel­lu­lar sub­scribers, or on­line at Saskatchewan.ca/tip You may be el­i­gi­ble for cash re­wards from the SaskTip re­ward pro­gram.

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