January 4, 2014: Two Windsor residents pleaded guilty and were fined a total
of $2,000 for their involvement in an illegal deer hunt.
Terenzio Angelini was fined $1,500 for unlawfully hunting deer without the authority
of a licence, and Michele Pecoraro was fined $500 for unlawfully possessing illegally
killed wildlife. Angelini is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year.
The court heard that on October 18, 2012, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation
officer stopped the men as they were transporting a white-tailed deer on Chukuni
Road, south of Red Lake. Upon investigation, the officer discovered that Angelini
bought a deer hunting licence and antlerless deer game seal earlier that day. After
the purchase, he retrieved the deer, which he had shot the evening before and left
at the kill site overnight. Angelini's rifle was seized and will be returned once
his fine is paid. The deer was seized and forfeited to the Crown.
Justice of the Peace Salma Jafar heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice,
Windsor, on December 16, 2013.
To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free
any time or contact your local ministry officer during regular business hours. You
can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).