NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – An elk shot on private property in Saskatchewan has resulted in $5,880 in fines for three men. The men were charged for unlawfully hunting near Biggar in October 2013.
The charges stem from a call to a Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment field office. Conservation officers investigated the complaint and found the men at the scene with the animal.
Lawrence Lee Meechance, Neal Meechance and Gerald Meechance of Red Pheasant First Nation were each fined $1,960 in North Battleford provincial court last month.
“The assistance of the public is invaluable as we work to protect and preserve Saskatchewan’s natural resources,” said Ken Aube, the ministry’s compliance and enforcement director.
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 it online.