North American Wildlife Officers Association
Duck Poacher Forfeits Gear and Vehicle,
Barry L. Stokes, of Cape Freels, was sentenced today in Provincial Court in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, for hunting violations under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
Mr. Stokes received a $1,000 fine, under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, for hunting Eider ducks, which are migratory game birds, during closed season. He was also fined $1,000 for using lead shot to hunt migratory game birds.
In addition, Mr. Stokes received a two-year suspension from hunting migratory birds.
He was also ordered to forfeit a firearm, ammunition, and an all-terrain vehicle, an estimated total value of $9,000, to the Crown.