NWT hunters fined for illegal hunting

Two Northwest Territories hunters are facing more than $1,000 in fines after pleading guilty to illegal hunting in a Dawson City court on Tuesday.

Two Northwest Territories hunters are facing more than $1,000 in fines after pleading guilty to illegal hunting in a Dawson City court on Tuesday.

The charges stem from an incident in May 2006 when conservation officers found the pair harvesting nine caribou within the 500-metre no-hunting zone on the Dempster Highway, according to Yukon’s Environment department.

They were hunting from the highway along the Ogilvie River section.

Johnny Charlie of Fort McPherson received a $500 fine plus a $75 surcharge while Philip Blake of Tsiigehtchic received a $400 fine plus a $60 surcharge.

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