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Ontario Hunter Penalized For Violations Under The Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Blenheim, Ont. -- March 8, 2011 -- Carl Wilfred Hasson of Dresden, Ontario, pleaded guilty on March 2, 2011, to two charges of contravening the Migratory Birds Regulations under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, in the Ontario Provincial Offences Court and received a penalty of $1,860.

Hasson was charged for hunting a migratory bird with the use or aid of recorded bird calls and unlawfully possessing, for the purpose of hunting a migratory game bird, shot other than non-toxic shot, contrary to the Migratory Birds Regulations made under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.   

In addition to the fine, Hasson was ordered to forfeit 24 shotgun shells containing lead, one electronic bird call device, and the harvested migratory game birds.  The court also suspended Hasson’s migratory game bird hunting permit for one year from the date of conviction.

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