Two Simcoe County men have been fined a total of $1,100 for deer hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
A Barrie man pleaded guilty to hunting while trespassing and was fined $750. A Penetanguishene man pleaded guilty to trespassing for the purpose of hunting and was fined $350.
Court heard that on Dec. 5, 2016, conservation officers received information about a deer that was harvested and retrieved from private property without the landowner’s permission.
Officers and a ministry canine unit attended the location in Springwater Township.
An investigation determined that the Barrie man shot over a fence and killed a deer in a private field, where he did not have permission to hunt.