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U.S. man fined for wildlife trafficking, unlawfully exporting wildlife

The U.S. owner of a hunt farm in Saskatchewan has been banned from hunting in the province for five years after pleading guilty to wildlife act charges. File / Global News

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – The U.S. owner of a hunt farm in Saskatchewan has been banned from hunting in the province for five years after pleading guilty to wildlife act charges.

James Patrick Boyer of Vancouver, Wash., admits that a bull elk was illegally shot outside his hunt farm near Bethune and then illegally transported to British Columbia.

He was fined $8,001 in Moose Jaw provincial court.

Conservation officers investigated after someone called a government tip line about a suspected poacher.

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