Fines doled out for illegal possession of wildlife | DrumhellerMail
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Fines doled out for illegal possession of wildlife

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Two people have been fined for possession of wildlife not lawfully hunted.
Jayme Piepke and Todd Piepke appeared separately in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, November 18. Both were charged with an array of wildlife offences.
Both entered guilty pleas.
The court heard how on February 22 of this year a Fish and Wildlife Sergeant was reviewing taxidermy records and discovered in December of 2020 Todd and Jayme delivered trophy deer heads to the taxidermist.
Further investigation revealed between November 1 and November 30, 2021, they had hunted without the appropriate licencing.
The prosecutor said, under the act, that constitutes unlawful possession of wildlife.
Defence for Jayme Piepkie noted the entire time Ms. Piepke believed she had the appropriate license but did not. They were very cooperative with the officers.
The Crown and defence proposed a fine of $1,000 each, inclusive of a surcharge.

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