Two Windsor residents pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $2,000 for their involvement in an illegal deer hunt.

One man was fined $1,500 and banned from hunting in Ontario for one year after hunting deer without a licence. A second man was fined $500 for unlawfully possessing illegally killed wildlife.

The court heard that on Oct. 18, 2012, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer stopped the men as they were transporting a white-tailed deer on Chukuni Road, south of Red Lake, seven hours northwest of Thunder Bay.

Upon investigation, the officer discovered that the first man bought a deer hunting licence and antlerless deer game seal earlier that day. After the purchase, he retrieved the deer, which he had shot the evening before and left at the kill site overnight.

The man’s rifle was seized and will be returned once his fine is paid. The deer was seized and forfeited to the Crown.