4 Minnesota Men Fined for Canadian Moose Offenses

4 Minnesota Men Fined for Canadian Moose Offenses Photo: AP/File

June 15, 2017 10:45 AM

Four Minnesota men have been fined $10,000 in connection with the shooting of a bull moose from a boat on an Ontario Lake. 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said Bradley and Donald Kummer of Sauk Centre were fishing on Pipette Lake, about 225 miles northeast of Baudette, when Bradley Kummer shot and killed a bull moose from the boat in October. The ministry said neither man was licensed to hunt bull moose. 

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Meanwhile, another member of their party, Terrence Uphus of Melrose, who did have a tag, was about 25 kilometers away at the time and attached his tag to the moose about seven hours after it was shot, a ministry release says.

The ministry says the men then gave false information about the hunters' proximity to the moose at the time it was shot.

A justice of the peace heard the case in April and handed down the fines last week. All four men pleaded guilty.

Bradley Kummer was fined $1,500 for discharging a firearm from a boat, $3,500 for hunting bull moose without a license, and given a two-year hunting suspension. Donald Kummer was fined $1,200 for making false statements to a conservation officer. 

Uphus was fined $1,000 for making false statements to a conservation officer and $1,800 for attaching his adult game tag to a moose killed by another person. The fourth man, Timothy Lawlinger of Sauk Centre, was fined $1,000 for making false statements to a conservation officer. 

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