The Ontario Department of Natural Resources and Forestry announced today the fining of two Wheatley Hunters for unlawful discharge of a firearm from a roadway. They were also fined for trespassing.
The incident occurred on September 25th, 2021 on the opening of small game season. Conservation officers were conducting a pheasant decoy operation in the Hullet Marsh area, northeast of Clinton. This was due to historical occurrences of unsafe hunting in the same area.
Officers observed the two hunters drive past the decoy location, stop the vehicle, and step out and attempted to shoot at the decoy from the roadway. It was located on private property where they did not have permission to hunt.
The case was heard at a Goderich court on March 22, 2022.
Both individuals plead guilty and were fined $1,000 each for unlawful discharge of a firearm, $500 each for trespassing for the purpose of hunting and they both had their hunting licenses suspended for six months.