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Mistaken identity costs moose hunter $2,500

PARRY SOUND - A Parry Sound resident has been fined $2,500 for possessing illegally killed wildlife.

Donald Brownley was convicted of illegally possessing a cow moose.

The court heard that Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers received information that a cow moose was mistakenly shot as a calf moose in Carling Township, says an MNR news release.

Following an investigation by officers, it was confirmed that the moose was shot illegally and that Brownley had it in his possession.

Justice of the Peace Patricia Tenant heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Parry Sound, on December 17, 2013.

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.  You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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