Wednesday August 27, 2014

Poacher pleads guilty to charges


A Saskatoon man was fined $1,650 in Saskatoon Traffic Safety Court after pleading guilty to offences under The Saskatchewan Wildlife Act.

Harvey Domoslai was convicted of unlawfully hunting without a licence and unlawfully using another person’s licence.  In addition to the fines, Domoslai received a one-year hunting licence suspension.

The charges stem from an investigation that started with a call to the Turn In Poachers line. Conservation officers found evidence of two partial deer carcasses that had been dumped in a remote location; a licence seal was attached to one carcass. Domoslai admitted to the conservation officer that he had shot two whitetail deer when he had a licence for only one, and then used another person’s licence in an attempt to legalize the second deer.

“Public assistance is an essential component in environmental and resource protection, as this case shows,” Ministry of Environment Compliance and Enforcement Director Ken Aube said. “Respect for hunting limits is always an important component of effective wildlife management but especially so in a year like this, when we know that whitetail populations are down in many areas.”

If you suspect wildlife, fisheries, environmental or forestry violations, call the local Ministry of Environment office, Saskatchewan’s toll-free Turn In Poachers line at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 for SaskTel cell phone subscribers, or report a violation online at Callers may be eligible for cash rewards from the SaskTip Reward Program.

The Ministry of Environment provides science-based solutions, compliance and mitigation measures aimed at protecting the environment, safeguarding communities and helping to ensure a better quality for life for all Saskatchewan residents.



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