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Lake Sturgeon Poachers Caught

Illegal Caviar from Ontario Lake Sturgeon and meat lead 2 men from Richmond Hill to $20,750 in fines and probation orders. Three men were stopped coming out of the Mississagi River in the town of Blind River, Ontario claiming they had salmon in their vehicle when stopped by Conservation Officers. Upon inspection the Conservation Officers […]

OCOA Reminds Public About Wildlife

Ontario Conservation Officers Association wishes to remind the public to let wildlife “be wild” FACT – White-Tailed Deer have started to give birth to their fawns. Do not be alarmed if you find one curled up along a hedge row, field, forest fern plantation or even on a lawn in some cases. Doe’s leave their […]

Fishing Overlimits Always Catch Up To You

Two men from Markham, Ontario fined a total of $4,000 for a 45 black crappie overlimit from Lake Scugog. The anglers were checked while returning to shore on May 14th, 2014 after a one day fishing trip in the Kawartha Lakes Region. Inspection of the live holding tank revealed 105 Black Crappie when the anglers […]

Cisco Poacher Attempts to Dodge Conservation Officers

Lake Simcoe angler from Mississauga was in possession of 95 Cisco and only produced 2 to Conservation Officers on March 8th, 2014. Officers discovered a bag full of cisco behind the ice hut following the inspection. The individual was also charged for fishing without a license, catching and retaining cisco during closed season, obstructing a […]

Spring Flows Highest in Decades

Spring flows highest in decades ; ENVIRONMENT The Owen Sound Sun Times Tue Jun 3 2014 Page: A1 Section: News Byline: DON CROSBY, SUN TIMES CORRESPONDENT Winter snowfall and unusual spring weather created conditions that set records in parts of the Saugeen watershed, but without reports of serious flood damage. The combination of abundant and […]

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