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Burlington man charged for pointing rifle at moose from driver's side window

An endangered mainland moose stands in its natural wooded habitat.
An endangered mainland moose stands in its natural wooded habitat.

Man allegedly aimed rifle at moose, did not fire a shot

BAIE VERTE, N.L. —

Baie Verte RCMP have charged a Burlington man with careless use of a firearm earlier this month.

On Oct. 29, RCMP received information that man travelling along route Route 413 near Burlington, pointed a rifle from the driver’s side window of his pickup truck across the opposite lane of travel to a wooded area where a number of moose were congregating.

No shot was fired from the rifle.

The 59-year-old Burlington man was arrested for careless use of a firearm. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Baie Verte in March 2020.

This is the second incident on the Baie Verte Peninsula this hunting season where a person has been charged with careless use of a firearm while hunting from a vehicle.

The RCMP reminds the public there are regulations in place concerning the use, storage and transportation of firearms and that hunting from a vehicle on a roadway is not permitted.

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