Dunnville man charged in deer hunting incident

A Dunnville man has been fined $1500 after being caught hunting deer without a licence.

Richard Sharpe Jr. pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for unlawfully hunting deer without a licence and $500 for using a banned shot size when hunting big game.

Court heard that in November 2017, Sharpe shot and killed an antlerless deer near Dunnville in Haldimand County.

A joint investigation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and OPP determined that Sharpe did not have a licence to hunt deer and that he used a shotgun loaded with a prohibited shot size to shoot the deer.

If you would like to report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667.