Former Chief Fined For Shooting Moose Over Highway

Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 14:54



A former chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band has agreed to pay a fine for illegally shooting and killing a moose.


Harry Cook was charged with shooting across a highway south of La Ronge on September 25th.


According to Saskatchewan Environment spokesman Gary Provencher, the moose was being photographed at the time.


However, Provencher says Cook had the treaty right to kill the moose — he just wasn’t allowed to shoot it in the manner he did.


Cook was fined $460.


The meat from the moose was distributed within the local community.