An 80-year-old Wisconsin man can’t hunt for big game in Saskatchewan for two years after pleading guilty to hunting violations.
Willard Niessner, of Manitowoc, Wis., was fined $4,200 for unlawful hunting in provincial court in Spiritwood.
Niessner was charged and fined in November 2016 by provincial conservation officers for hunting without a valid licence.
The Ministry of Environment said he was told he wouldn’t be able to apply for a big game, game bird or trapping licence in the province for at least one year.
The province said conservation officers then discovered the man had used the services of an outfitter to hunt white-tailed deer in the Spiritwood area after first being fined and suspended. According to the province, the outfitter’s owner confirmed Niessner had been his client in early December 2016.
Niessner was then charged for hunting without a license. He won’t be able to apply for a big game licence in the province for two years.