Two Sault Ste. Marie men were fined a total of $2,000 for an illegal deer hunt.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received a complaint about two men hunting illegally on St. Jospeh Island in October 2016.
An investigation found Cameron Tucker and Evan Thorne were hunting a white-tailed deer when Tucker shot and killed a buck deer without a licence. The pair took the deer to a nearby camp to process. Tucker repeatedly gave false information to a conservation officer, a release says.
Tucker was fined $500 for unlawfully hunting a deer without a licence and $500 for obstructing a peace officer.
He was also handed a two-year hunting prohibition in addition to a three-year ban for another hunting offence.
Thorne was fined $1,000 for unlawfully possession an illegally killed deer.
Justice of the Peace James Bubba heard the case in Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on Aug. 9.