Turn In Poachers (TIP) line working

Manitoba Conservation and Climate enforce new laws, regular reports of charges.

On Nov. 11, conservation officers conducted an investigation in the Minto area and determined the moose was shot off a municipal road on private land.

A man from Minto was charged for shooting off of a municipal road, possessing illegally taken wildlife and was issued a warning for hunting on private land without permission.

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A second man from Millet, Alta. was also charged. Both men were issued a restitution notice for $2,500 for the moose.

The moose was dropped off at Killarney Meats who will process the moose meat free of charge so it can be donated to local food banks.

On Nov. 17, conservation officers received information from the Turn In Poachers (TIP) line about illegal hunting activity in the Interlake region.

Since Oct. 10, conservation officers have conducted patrols to enforce Manitoba’s new Wildlife Amendment Act resulting in:

• Charges or appearance notices to 31 individuals for serious wildlife offences,

• Warnings to 19 individuals for night hunting without a permit or for hunting in a moose conservation closure,

• Charges to 11 individuals for possessing illegally taken wildlife,

• Seizures of eight vehicles,

• Seizures of 16 firearms, and

• Restitution orders totalling $20,500.

Anyone with information on illegal activities is asked to call their local Manitoba Conservation and Climate office or the Turn In Poachers (TIP) line at 1-800-782-0076.

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