Two men from Melfort were ordered to pay more than $10,000 in fines after they were caught doubling up on deer tags.
Nathan Cherkowski and Wyatt Martin, both 21, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of white-tailed deer, as well as unlawful hunting. According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, last November conservation officers discovered the two men each shot a deer and lawfully tagged them. However, later that month, each man shot another deer and used the same tags as their previous deer.
According to the ministry, when Cherkowski and Martin took all four deer to the meat processor, they were asked for the missing tags. The men stated they forgot them and would bring them in the next day. That evening, the men contacted two other individuals and had them each purchase white-tailed deer tags. The new tags were then taken to the meat processor and attached to the deer.
Conservation officers concluded all four white-tailed deer were shot by the two men, and charges were laid.
Cherkowski was fined $5,600 and Martin received $4,900 in fines. They also each received a one-year hunting and trapping suspension.
Two other Melfort residents voluntarily paid fines totaling $500 for unlawfully allowing a license to be used by another person, and each received a one-year hunting and trapping suspension.
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