Canada: 20 people fined for illegally hunting moose

20 people fined for illegally hunting moose | CKDR

5/13/2024

A whopping $178,000 in fines have been levied following illegal moose hunts in the Red Lake District.

A total of 20 people have been fined including a couple of businesses.

Another $44,000 in surcharges have also been added.

Court heard that Robert A. Green, Robert W. Green, Bob Green’s Fly-in Camps and Green Airways Ltd. operate a fly-in only tourist outfitting business, with a main lodge on Mamakwash Lake, northeast of Red Lake.

An investigation by conservation officers determined that Robert A. Green, with the assistance of Robert W. Green, guided clients in wildlife management units where the clients were not licensed.

They also directed clients to shoot moose from power boats and knowingly assisted with the retrieval and possession of moose killed by their clients.

In total 12 moose were illegally killed.

The court issued a total of 59 years of hunting license suspensions.

Here is a summary of the people charged:

Matt and Janelle’s Nungesser Lake Lodge, Matt Kehoe, and Janelle Kehoe pleaded guilty to unlawfully buying a license and hunting a bull and cow moose without a license. The corporation was fined $20,000 and received a two-year prohibition on guiding or providing services to big game hunters.

Chad Dunham of Mitchell, Indiana, pleaded guilty to unlawfully hunting a swimming bull and cow moose while using a motorboat, hunting moose during a closed season and hunting a bull moose without a license. He was fined $16,200 and received a 12-year hunting license suspension.

Robert W. Green of Red Lake pleaded guilty to hunting moose without a license, discharging a firearm from a motorboat, possessing wildlife illegally killed, making a false statement in a document and obstructing a conservation officer. He received $12,500 in fines, a five-year hunting licence suspension and is prohibited from guiding big game hunters for two years.

Andrew Brown of Oshawa pleaded guilty to hunting a bull moose without a license, discharging a firearm from a motorboat and possessing illegally killed wildlife. He was fined $12,000 and received a four-year hunting license suspension.

Richard Brassard of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty to hunting two bull moose without a license. He was fined $10,000 and received a five-year hunting license suspension.

Michael Allen of Lebanon, Indiana, pleaded guilty to unlawfully hunting a swimming bull and cow moose using a motorboat. He was fined $9,000 and received a 10-year hunting license suspension.

Anthony Alberson of Bloomfield, Indiana, pleaded guilty to hunting moose during a closed season and hunting a bull moose without a license. He received a $7,200 fine and received a two-year hunting license suspension.

Mark Mater of Oshawa pleaded guilty to hunting a bull moose without a license and possessing wildlife illegally killed. He was fined $7,000 and received a five-year hunting license suspension.

Jeff Imrie of Red Lake pleaded guilty to hunting a bull moose without a license. He was fined $5,000.

Clayton Jackson of Wetumpka, Alabama, pleaded guilty to hunting a bull moose without a license. He was fined $4,200 and received a two-year hunting license suspension.

Marlin Turley and Sounda Turley of Afton, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to hunting a bull and cow moose without a license. They were each fined $3,000, and both received a five-year hunting license suspension.

Tyler Simpson of Lindsay pleaded guilty to possessing an illegally killed bull moose and was fined $3,000. He received a one-year hunting license suspension.

Daniel Bash of Poland, Indiana, pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing an illegally killed bull moose. He was fined $3,000 and received a one-year hunting license suspension.

Michael Casper of Elkader, Indiana, pleaded guilty to hunting a bull moose without a license and possessing wildlife illegally killed. He was fined $800 and received a two-year hunting license suspension.

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