Man hunting from vehicle near La Scie faces a number of charges
At approximately 8:00 am, on Friday, September 27, 2019, Baie Verte RCMP received a complaint of a hunter discharging a rifle from the driver's side window of his pickup truck on Route 414 near La Scie, to shoot a moose.
Baie Verte RCMP conducted an investigation, resulting in a 48-year-old man from the area being arrested and charged for careless use of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm.
Conservation Officers with the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources are actively engaged in the investigation to determine potential violations of the Wild Life Act and Regulations.
As a result of the joint investigation, the man’s firearms, possession and acquisition licence and moose were seized.
The man was released from custody and is scheduled to attend court in Baie Verte on November 19, 2019.
The investigation is ongoing.