A southern Ontario man has been fined $7,000 after pleading guilty to hunting offences.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said conservation officers began investigating last October after a bull moose had been shot and abandoned in the area of Petry Road, northwest of Upsala.
The investigation determined that an Etobicoke man had been hunting for cow moose and mistakenly shot the bull moose, then leaving the area and allowing the moose to spoil.
The man pleaded guilty to hunting a bull moose without a licence and abandoning the moose. In addition to the fine, he had his hunting licence suspended for one year.
The case was heard in a Thunder Bay court earlier this month.