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Illegal hunt costs licence

Hunting out of season cost a Kelowna man his rifle and his hunting licence for three years.

Demetre Antoniou was found guilty on May 25 of hunting, trapping or wounding wildlife out of season.

Along with the loss of his rifle and hunting privileges, Antoniou was also fined $2,000. A bulk of that will go to the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund.

B.C. Conservation officers say the incident occurred last November.

Officers say Antoniou killed a mature moose, when only immature moose were in season.

He was found guilty of only one count under the Wildlife Act.

Conservation told Castanet a conviction such as this sets a precedent to other hunters who might hunt illegally but don’t believe they will face consequences.

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