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Ontario Provincial Police Investigating Deer Hunting Waste as Case of ‘Trophy Hunting’

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Police in North Dumfries are investigating four cases of hunting waste and dumping after deer were found discarded along the roadside.

Country roads in Ontario, Canada are usually better for seeing live deer in their natural environment, but in one town the only deer seen were thrown there as hunting waste by hunters who only wanted the heads and skins.

Agent Ed Sanchuk said that four different carcasses had been left by the roadside in North Dumfries near Cambridge. Two were found in one spot and two more again nearby.

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All the animals were decapitated and completely skinned, but the meat was left to rot. Although found in garbage bags, they had all been thrown by the roadside and left to the elements.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has since opened an investigation into the wanton waste under a 1997 Provincial law that prohibits the destruction of game meat.

The fine for each incidence under the law is $150.

As agent Sanchuk said in a translated statement: a good hunter “would never let rot (and) good meat”

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Ontario Provincial Police Investigating Deer Hunting Waste as Case of ‘Trophy Hunting’