The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is cracking down on people using counterfeit deer hunting tags.
MNRF says an example is a case involving a Combermere resident who plead guilty to using a copied deer tag.
The Ministry announced the case played out in a Belleville court in August and led to the man being fined $6,000.
According to MNRF, the court heard that on November 14, 2022, a conservation officer found the man at a North Hastings-area hunt camp, where he claimed to be wolf hunting.
An investigation revealed the man was hunting deer without a licence. MNRF says he used a legitimate deer tag earlier that year, but this time had a counterfeit deer tag on hand, with another at home.
MNRF says the crackdown on fake tags is to safeguard deer populations.
To report a natural resource problem or provide information about an unsolved case, you can call the Ministry at 1-877-847-7667. You can also call Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 1-800-222-TIPS.