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ONTARIO, CANADA: Vaughan hunters fined for illegally hunting turkey

August 18, 2017


Two York Region men were fined $1,350 each for turkey hunting offences.

Fabbio Felici of Maple and Robert Quattrociocchi of Woodbridge pleaded guilty at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Aug. 14.

Felici was fined for $800 for hunting wild turkey within 400 metres of bait and $50 for failing to report harvesting a turkey in spring 2016.

Quattrociocchi was fined $500 for hunting wild turkey within 400 metres of bait.

Ontario hunting laws make it illegal to hunt wild turkeys withing 400 metres of deposited bait unless the area has been free of bait for at least seven days. Harvested turkeys must be reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry before noon the following day.

The investigation revealed Felici deposited corn as bait prior to turkey season and he hunted over the bait on two occasions. Quattrociocchi continued to hunt after noticing deposited corn on three separate occasions.

On May 20, a conservation officer observed the two hunting on a property near New Lowell, in Clearview Township. The hunters were in close proximity to the deposited corn.

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