$2,000 Fine for Closed Season Deer Hunt

An Ottawa man has been fined $2,000 for a hunting offence.

Ahmed Farhat pleaded guilty and was fined for hunting deer during the closed season. In addition to the fine, he received a one-year deer licence suspension and will be required to retake the Ontario Hunter Education Course.

Court heard that on January 2, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received a report of a deer that had been shot and killed near Muskrat Lake, in the Township of Whitewater Region. A conservation officer attended the location. The investigation led the officer to Farhat’s property, where additional evidence was discovered. Farhat was interviewed and subsequently admitted to shooting the deer.

Justice of the Peace Barry Moran heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke, on March 20, 2017.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).