Far North Hunters Seeking Reduction in Charges

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 14:44



The case of six Northern Saskatchewan hunters accused of hundreds of wildlife violations in the Northwest Territories is back in court today.


The hunters are from Fond du Lac and Black Lake and face over 400 charges, which include the illegal possession of wildlife, using illegal traps and failing to report the killing of wildlife.


Primarily, however, the six men are accused of baiting wolves with caribou meat fit for human consumption.


The lawyer for the hunters, Bruce Slusar, says he will ask the court to adjourn the matter to the New Year to give him time to negotiate the possible reduction of charges the men currently face.


The men were charged earlier this year for hunting and trapping violations that allegedly took place last fall and winter.


So far, none of the accused has entered a plea.