A First Nations man has lost his case to overturn a number of charges under Saskatchewan’s Wildlife Act.
Carlin Nordstrom was charged in 2006 with illegally issuing hunting licences, importing and exporting wildlife.
At the time, Nordstrom ran an outfitting and gaming farm called Cree Nations Outfitters on Poundmaker First Nation reserve lands.
Nordstrom was convicted of illegally issuing Waterhen First Nation hunting licences to American hunters who used these licences to export game from his farm to the United States.
He was also convicted of illegally importing white-tailed deer and trying to export elk parts to the United States.
Nordstrom appealed his convictions to Court of Queen’s Bench and a judge set aside two of the convictions and upheld the others.
He appealed again and on Thursday a Saskatchewan Court of Appeal judge dismissed his case.
The judge also said Nordstrom is not granted leave to appeal his sentences.