Listen Live
HomeNewsMinistry cracking down on use of fake deer tags 

Ministry cracking down on use of fake deer tags 

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. 

- Advertisement -

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.  

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading