February 11, 2014: Two Harrow men received hefty penalties and hunting bans
for shooting more than their legal limit of two Canada geese each.
Percy Dufour and Darrel Dufour pleaded guilty to hunting an over-limit of Canada
geese, contrary to the Migratory Birds Convention Act. Both men were ordered to
pay $2,000 each to Ducks Unlimited Canada and were banned from having a Migratory
Game Bird Hunting Permit and hunting waterfowl for one year.
The court heard that on September 25, 2010, conservation officers from the Ministry
of Natural Resources' Lake Erie Enforcement Unit were conducting surveillance of
a pond in the Town of Essex. The officers saw the two men shoot a total of nine
Canada geese at the pond, then conceal the geese at a nearby residence.
Justice of the Peace Susan Whelan heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice,
Windsor, on February 3, 2014.