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Environment Canada

March 09, 2010 12:38 ET

Two Cape Breton Men Fined $6,000 for Illegal Sea Duck Hunting

PORT HAWKESBURY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - Two Cape Breton, Nova Scotia men have been fined $6,000 for illegal sea duck hunting. Joseph Allan Samson of Samson's Cove and Travis John Forgeron of West Arichat pleaded guilty on March 3, 2010 in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court.

Samson plead guilty to a $1,500 fine for exceeding the daily bag limit of eiders and scoters contrary to S.7 of the Migratory Bird Regulations, and $1,500 for using lead shot to hunt migratory game birds contrary to S.15.1(1)(b) of the Migratory Bird Regulations.

Forgeron plead guilty to a $1,500 fine for exceeding the daily bag limit of eiders and scoters contrary to S.7 of the Migratory Bird Regulations, $1,000 for using lead shot to hunt migratory game birds contrary to S.15.1(1)(b) of the Migratory Bird Regulations, and a $500 fine for failing to immediately kill a wounded migratory game bird.

Equipment was also ordered forfeited and included two shotguns, all ammunition, 14 decoys, and 17 ducks. Samson and Forgeron also received an automatic one-year suspension of their migratory bird hunting privileges, and an additional prohibition from being in the company of anyone hunting migratory birds.

These charges were the result of a joint enforcement effort involving Environment Canada Federal Wildlife Officers and Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Provincial Conservation Officers. 

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