Fines, hunting prohibitions for men convicted of illegal moose hunting

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Two men received fines totalling $5,750 for charges related to illegal moose hunting, a provincial Fish and Wildlife Enforcement news release states.

— Justice

William J. Cleary of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Ernest C. Clarke of Paradise pleaded guilty to the charges.

Both were convicted of taking more than one moose and hunting at night, while Cleary was also convicted of hunting in the wrong area.

Both men are prohibited from holding a moose or caribou licence for a five-year period. Cleary was also required to forfeit two moose and his firearm to the Crown.

On the evening of Oct. 6, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers received a complaint of illegal night hunting on Granite Lake Road near Millertown.

An investigation into the complaint led to the arrests Cleary and Clarke early the next morning at a cabin near Lake Ambrose.

 

 

Geographic location: Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Granite Lake Road Millertown Lake Ambrose

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