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Individual Facing Several Charges for Wild Life Act Violation

An individual has been charged after a recent investigation by officers with the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture’s Resource Enforcement Division.

On October 30 officers from the Clarenville detachment initiated an investigation after receiving information regarding suspected illegal hunting activity in the area of Old Mill Road in Goobies.

As a result of the investigation, an individual was identified and charged with failure to affix or lock the tag on a big game animal, discharging a firearm within 300 meters of a dwelling, discharging a firearm on or across a public road, and possession of a big game animal not taken in accordance with Regulations.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on January 18, 2024, to face the charges. Penalties associated with these offences include a fine up to $5,000, up to six months in prison and a prohibition from holding a moose or caribou licence for a period of five years.


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