KINDERSLEY, Sask. – A Saskatoon man has been fined and banned from hunting in Saskatchewan for five years after pleading guilty to illegal hunting in the province.
Donald Scheuerman was convicted of unlawfully possessing wildlife, hunting on posted land without permission and wasting game.
The charges were laid after conservation officers investigated a complaint in November 2013.
The officers found Scheuerman had illegally shot a white-tail deer on private, posted land south of Kindersley, cut a portion of the skull and antlers off and left the rest to waste.
A search of his Saskatoon residence turned up cut-off deer antlers along with other untagged antlers.
“People who kill animals illegally are stealing from the law-abiding hunters of our province,” said Ken Aube, Compliance and enforcement director with the Ministry of Environment.
“Our officers worked closely with other agencies to bring this case to a successful conclusion, which we hope will deter others who may think about abusing our wildlife resources.”
Alberta Fish and Wildlife, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, RCMP firearms, DNA and forensic services and the Justice Ministry helped conservation officers with their investigation.
Scheuerman was fined $5,600 in Kindersley provincial court and given a five-year ban on hunting wildlife in Saskatchewan.