Wisconsin man fined for repeatedly hunting illegally in Sask.
80-year-old man found hunting unlicensed
A Wisconsin man seems to have paid little attention to Saskatchewan laws when he came to the province on a hunting trip last fall.
Willard Niessner, 80, of Manitowoc, Wis. has been fined $4,200 for unlawful hunting and is under a two-year suspension from applying for a big game licence in Saskatchewan.
In November 2016, Niessner was charged and fined by Ministry of Environment conservation officers for hunting without a valid licence and was told he could not apply for a big game, game bird or trapping licence in the province for at least one year.
A few weeks later, officers found out he was hunting white-tailed deer in the Spiritwood area despite his suspension.
Officers interviewed a local outfitting camp owner, who said the accused had been a client of his in early December.
Niessner was again charged for hunting without a licence.
He recently pleaded guilty to hunting violations under The Wildlife Act in Spiritwood provincial court.
Those who know of wildlife, fisheries, forestry or environmental violations are urged to call Saskatchewan's toll-free Turn In Poachers line at 1-800-667-7561.
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