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Company fined for illegal outfitting, exceeding migratory bird limit

A Saskatoon company was fined $20,000 for illegal outfitting and exceeding migratory bird limits. File / Global News

SASKATOON – A local company was fined a total of $20,000 for illegal outfitting and hunting violations. Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters Inc. pleaded guilty to seven counts in provincial court last week.

Charges stem from investigations conducted in September 2013 and October 2014.

The outfitting company was charged under The Outfitter and Guide Regulations for failing to ensure that all wildlife taken by its clients was identified, failing to record client information and failing to produce written records to conservation officers. Five fines of $2,800 were issued for each count.

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Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters was also charged under The Migratory Birds Convention Act and Regulations for exceeding the daily bag limit and exceeding the possession limit. This resulted is two $3,000 fines.

Anyone who suspects environmental violations in the province can contact their nearest ministry of environment office, Turn In Poachers at 1-800-667-7561 or report online.

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