Fines handed out for illegal hunting and fishing practises

News Release
MNR

Carey Bomkamp of Blue Mounds was fined $1,000 after pleading guilty to hunting black bear within 400 metres of a waste disposal site.
The court heard that on August 19, 2012, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer/canine handler and an Ontario Provincial Police constable were investigating illegal hunting activities in Thunder Bay district. A non-resident hunter was found hunting black bear at an illegal bait site near a dump. Further investigation revealed that Bomkamp was guiding the hunters for a local resort, and was responsible for the bait site.
Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Thunder Bay, on February 6, 2013.
The public is reminded that it is illegal to hunt black bear within 400 metres of a waste disposal site.
•A Thunder Bay man has been fined for illegally possessing oversize walleye.
James Kostick pleaded guilty and was fined $900 for the illegal possession of six walleye that were greater than the allowable size.
The court heard that on May 21, 2012, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer stopped Kostick on Pishidgi Lake Road, south of Armstrong. The officer conducted an inspection and found that Kostick had seven walleye measuring longer than 46 centimetres (18.1 inches). In Fisheries Management Zone 6, anglers are only allowed to catch and keep one walleye over that length.
Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Thunder Bay, on February 6, 2013.