Wisconsin man fined for poaching near Spiritwood

By BattlefordsNOW Staff
August 2, 2017 - 12:34pm

An 80-year-old Wisconsin man has been fined $4,200 after pleading guilty to hunting violations in Spiritwood Provincial Court.

Along with the fine, Willard Niessner is not allowed to apply for a big game licence in the province for two years.

In November 2016, Niessner was charged and fined for hunting without a valid licence. He was barred from applying for a big game, game bird or trapping licence in the province for one year.

A few weeks later, officers determined the accused had used an outfitter to hunt white-tailed deer near Spiritwood.

During their investigation the owner of the outfitting camp confirmed that Niessner had been his client for a one-week period in early December. Niessner was subsequently charged again for hunting without a licence.


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