The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has charged and fined two Timmens men, for hunting violations near Dryden.

Court heard that in November of 2017, conservation officers with the MNRF obtained a public tip that two men were hunting without permission of private property, off of Amesdale Road, north of Dryden.

The two hunters were stopped in Ignace a short time later, where it was determined that they were in possession of an un-tagged buck white-tailed deer. The investigation determined that the deer was harvested earlier that day on the private property, without the property owner’s permission.

Rafael Borroto Garcia plead guilty and was fined $1,000 for trespassing on private property for the purpose of hunting. He also received a two-year hunting suspension.

Ralph Miller plead guilty and was fined $1,500 for for trespassing on private property for the purpose of hunting, and $1,000 for failing to immediately attach his seal to game wildlife.

The ministry reminds the public that it is illegal to enter onto private property for the purpose of hunting, without the property owner’s permission.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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