A Saskatoon man has been fined $5,600 and banned from hunting for five years after shooting a deer for its antlers and leaving the rest to rot.
In provincial court recently, Donald Scheuerman pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing wildlife, hunting on posted land without permission and wasting game.
Conservation officers say he shot a white-tailed deer on posted, private land south of Kindersley without permission.
According to the officers, he then removed the antlers and a portion of the skull and left the rest of the animal to waste.
Conservation officers investigated following a citizen complaint.
A search of Scheuerman's home in Saskatoon revealed the cut-off deer antlers, as well as other untagged antlers, the government said.
That led to the three charges under The Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Regulations.