NL Government takes action against Innu hunter

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Lorie O'Halloran
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A Quebec Innu hunter has been arrested for hunting in a closed zone.

Tracy Barron, media relations for the department of Natural Resources said on April 22, the department arrested a Quebec Innu hunter in the Birchy Lakes area in relation to allegedly hunting in an area closed to Caribou hunting.

"One caribou, rifle, snowmobile and kometik were also seized."

She said the investigation and patrols are ongoing and there are no further details available at this time.

In the past month a group of 53 hunters from Quebec's eastern shore travelled to Joir River where they began a caribou hunt.

The hunters, who are from La Romaine, Natasquan, and St. Augustine, set out to hunt caribou in groups of men, women and children.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, the caribou at the Joir River numbered more than 100 at last count and form part of a protected species under provincial and federal law.

Organizations: Department of Natural Resources

Geographic location: Quebec, Joir River, Birchy Lakes La Romaine St. Augustine

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  • Graham
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Well now time for another poll to tell us how great King Danny is because his government under his watch arrested a Quebec Innu hunter. Question for Danny. Dis big bad STEVE send the hunter over from Quebec because he hates us and he wanted to get even with you? Thats your next spin I guess. How about we trade you to Quebec for 1 Innu hunter. Sounds like a good deal for us at least.

  • rgg
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    I am glad that the government is finally stepping up to the plate, now lets see if they will actually get a conviction. It is time that all Canadians were treated equal, natives are no better then any other person in this country, they are the same and they are put on a pedestal and given what ever they want, it has to stop.

  • Dave
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    We'll see how far this case will go through the courts. My guess will be that he will be given a slap on the risk and all the gear that was seized will be returned to him and this person will walk away free. I could be wrong !! Justice is supposed to blind. One law for all.

  • Graham
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Well now time for another poll to tell us how great King Danny is because his government under his watch arrested a Quebec Innu hunter. Question for Danny. Dis big bad STEVE send the hunter over from Quebec because he hates us and he wanted to get even with you? Thats your next spin I guess. How about we trade you to Quebec for 1 Innu hunter. Sounds like a good deal for us at least.

  • rgg
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    I am glad that the government is finally stepping up to the plate, now lets see if they will actually get a conviction. It is time that all Canadians were treated equal, natives are no better then any other person in this country, they are the same and they are put on a pedestal and given what ever they want, it has to stop.

  • Dave
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    We'll see how far this case will go through the courts. My guess will be that he will be given a slap on the risk and all the gear that was seized will be returned to him and this person will walk away free. I could be wrong !! Justice is supposed to blind. One law for all.