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Yukon woodcutter Romeo Leduc loses appeal in bear case

A Yukon man fined for pouring water into a bear den has lost his appeal. Romeo Leduc admits he poured water into a bear den, in order to rouse the animal and chase it away.

Romeo Leduc convicted of harrassing wildlife near Haines Junction

A Yukon man fined for pouring water into a bear den has lost his appeal.

Romeo Leduc was charged and convicted last year.

He was frustrated by an imposed no-cut zone around the bear den on his wood lot near Haines Junction. 

Leduc never denied pouring water into the den, but he tried to argue the no-cut zone was invalid.

He also asked the appeal judge to reduce his sentence.

Yukon Supreme Court Justice Leigh Gower refused.

He found that Leduc had no valid grounds for appeal.

Leduc must pay a $2,000 fine and take a hunter education course. 

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