According to Manitoba Sustainable Development, four men have been fined and had a vehicle and their hunting gear seized after being caught using a spotlight to hunt at night in the Carberry area.

On October 30th of last year, three men, Joshua Roulette, 25, Joseph Spence, 31, and Baron Kakewash, 44, of Portage la Prairie, and Mitchell Mousseau, 34, of Sandy Bay, pleaded guilty to hunting vertebrate animals at night with lights. They were issued fines totalling over $4,000.

After numerous complaints, the chief constable of the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis, along with 14 conservation officers, conducted an aircraft assisted night patrol in December of 2016, where they witnessed a spotlight being used numerous times.

Unsafe hunting is extremely dangerous, and conservation officers continue to work to eliminate illegal night hunting. Anyone with information about illegal activities is asked to call their local Manitoba Sustainable Development office or the Turn in Poachers (TIP) line at 1-800-782-0076.