A Fort McMurray man has been fined and is not allowed to hunt in Canada for a one-year period after doing so without proper permits and licenses.
On November 15, Donny Justin Lloyd pleaded guilty to multiple offences, including hunting deer without a license, unlawful possession of an elk, and transporting elk antlers into Alberta without proper permits.
According to an agreed statement of facts, the first incident happened on October 2015 when Lloyd brought 6×6 elk antlers into the province from British Columbia without the B.C. license or the required export permits.
A month later, Lloyd killed a white-tailed deer buck in the Peace River area after already killing one earlier that year. He was only allowed to hunt one white-tailed deer in the 2015 hunting season.
Then in February 2016, it was revealed that Lloyd possessed elk parts he wasn’t allowed to have. They were located and seized by fish and wildlife officers in December of 2017.
“The involvement of the accused came to the attention of Fish and Wildlife officers in part due to the accused relaying his hunting experiences to his neighbor, an enforcement officer with Fish and Wildlife,” Fish and Wildlife said in a release. “The accused’s offences were documented in a series of photos and texts sent to friends and family.”
Lloyd has been fined $6,450 and banned from hunting or holding a recreation hunting license in Canada for a year.
Fish and Wildlife says charges pursuant to the Wildlife Act in British Columbia for hunting without a license, unlawful possession of wildlife, non-resident hunting without a guide, and unlawful export of wildlife remain before the courts in that jurisdiction.