A Kenora resident is facing $7,500 in fines after illegally shooting a moose during the closed hunting season.

Court heard that on October 8, 2020, Jonathon Parrino of Kenora shot a bull calf moose unlawfully while it was swimming on Heathcote Lake during the closed season for calf moose hunting. He was fined $7,500 and had his hunting licence suspended for one year.

The ministry reminds residents that you may not hunt moose, elk, deer or black bear while they are swimming.

Conservation Officers with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry remind residents that you can report a natural resources violation through the ministry’s TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).