An Alberta couple received heavy hunting tickets in Saskatchewan after a driver was caught using his cell phone while driving.
Saskatchewan Environment said a conservation officer was patrolling the Turtleford area on November 22, 2020, when a driver was seen using his phone.
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During the traffic stop, the conservation officer said a white-tailed doe with improperly applied stamps was found.
Further investigation found that the couple had obtained multiple hunting licenses from Saskatchewan residents despite having lived in Alberta since 2018, according to Saskatchewan Environment.
They were also charged with providing false information about when and where several deer had been captured and with attempting to recruit a third person to cover up their hoaxes.
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Richard Bannister and Valerie Lavelle, both of Veteran, Alta., Recently pleaded guilty in St. Walburg Provincial Court to numerous charges, including misrepresenting their place of residence, lying to a conservation officer, and harvesting and marking games in a manner inappropriate.
Bannister was fined a total of $ 10,750 and Lavelle was fined $ 3,590.
Both also received three-year hunting suspensions.
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