Sask. man fined $5K for moose poaching
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A Saskatchewan man has pleaded guilty after he was charged with illegally shooting a moose and leaving it to waste.
The incident happened in April, on private land near the village of Alvena, northeast of Saskatoon.
Conservation officers got a tip about a moose that had been shot, with only the hindquarters removed. Beside the pregnant cow was her dead calf.
Officers also noticed a car had been stuck in the field nearby at some point. After talking with landowners, conservation officers were able to get a description of a green car and the people who had asked for help getting it out of the field.
With that information, officers got a search warrant and collected evidence from the trunk of a car.
Glen Paintednose of the One Arrow First Nation has pleaded guilty to unlawful hunting and waste of edible game under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Act.
He was fined $4,998 and his gun was forfeited to the Crown.