Two Hunters Get $1,500 Fine and 15 Year Ban each for Illegal Moose Hunting


WEBBWOOD – Two Webbwood men have each been fined $1,500 and received a 15-year moose hunting licence suspension for offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Michael Caverly and Perry Caverly pleaded guilty to hunting moose without a licence and making a false statement to a conservation officer.

The court heard that on November 8, 2013, Michael Caverly and Perry Caverly were hunting deer in Gough Township, north of Webbwood, and shot a cow and bull moose.

Perry Caverly did not have a valid 2013 moose licence while Michael Caverly had one only valid for a calf moose. Realizing they had killed two adult animals, the Caverly’s attempted to have their offences covered up by asking a First Nation person to claim the moose were harvested under traditional hunting rights, which was unsuccessful.

Justice of the Peace Monique Mecheske heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Espanola, on January 9, 2014

For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the 2013-2014 Hunting Regulations Summary available at

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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  • TedArmstrong

    Sensationalised, misleading headline. Why?

  • Manitoulin Expositor

    TedArmstrong Quite correct Ted it should have been $1500 and 15 year ban each not the sum total, it has been fixed.

  • Darren Clarke

    not enough…really throw the book at ‘em!

  • Frank Hallaert

    Seize their guns, ammo and vehicles too. Time to get serious with poachers. And that’s exactly what they are, poachers.

  • Casey Allison

    I grew up spending summers in NL and if you were caught poaching you got a lot worse then this!

  • Sheila Kerry

    Probably hunting out of season this is why they got to pay a fine,there are seasons for hunting every year.