Man pays price after falling for decoy

A Thunder Bay man has been fined $2,000 for shooting at a deer decoy that had been set up on a O'Connor Township property nearly two years ago. Provincial conservation officers erected the decoy on Nov. 12, 2022 after receiving complaints that hunters had been hunting on private property in the area without prior consent of land owners. According to a provincial investigation, when Gary Kemp spotted the decoy he came out of his vehicle and fired at it. Kemp pleaded guilty to trespassing while hunting earlier this year in Thunder Bay court, a provincial news release said on Friday. Suspected wildlife violations can be reported to a provincial tips line by calling 1-877-847-7667.

Carl Clutchey, Local Journalism Initiative reporter, The Chronicle-Journal