Four men have been hit with fines for hunting violations. They are being charged almost $4000 for six charges among them. They are all from the Hamilton area, but were hunting in the Gogama area.

Among the charges are illegally possessing a black bear, and killing a gray wolf when the season was closed. The hunter then realized the season was closed, so he buried the wolf, which spoiled the pelt. That fine alone is worth $700.

The fines are as follows:

$1,000 for unlawfully possessing a black bear
$1,000 for illegally killing a gray wolf during the closed season
$700 for allowing a pelt to spoil
$400 for unlawfully transferring a game seal.

Three others all pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a black bear and were fined $200 each.