(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – An Amherstburg man, William Gatto, 22, has been fined $1,000 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting. Gatto pleaded guilty, on March 5, to trespassing on private property in Amherstburg on December 3, 2017.
Court heard that conservation officers, based in Wheatley, and the Amherstburg Police Service received a complaint about a hunter trespassing on private property. The conservation and police officers determined that Gatto was hunting coyotes on private property without permission.
Hunters must have permission from landowners, or the occupier of the property, before entering onto private land.
Justice of the Peace Mike Hurst heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor.