Alberta hunter sentenced for unlawful hunting in national wildlife area

Medicine Hat, Alberta – June 29, 2018 – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Enforcing Canadian environmental and wildlife laws is one important way that Environment and Climate Change Canada is taking action to protect wildlife and nature.

On June 14, 2018, Jeremy Fedun (from Thorhild, Alberta) pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to one count of hunting illegally in a national wildlife area. This contravention of the Wildlife Area Regulations is an offence under the Canada Wildlife Act. Mr. Fedun was fined $5,000, which will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund, and was ordered to forfeit the elk meat, skull, and antlers.

On November 16, 2016, an Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officer discovered an elk kill site within a closed section of the Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area during a patrol. The officer collected forensic evidence and, after an investigation, Mr. Fedun was charged.

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