Sask. man pleads guilty after killing multiple deer on his property

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Ivan L. Beuker pleaded guilty to wildlife offences in Melfort provincial court.  (CBC - image credit)
Ivan L. Beuker pleaded guilty to wildlife offences in Melfort provincial court. (CBC - image credit)

A Star City area man has been fined $15,000 after 12 white-tailed deer were found dead on his Melfort-area property in January.

Ivan L. Beuker, 67, pleaded guilty in Melfort provincial court to several wildlife offences including illegal hunting, night hunting, hunting within 500 metres of occupied buildings and hunting big game with a rim fire rifle.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

Beuker admitted to Ministry of Environment conservation officers that he shot the deer between Jan. 1 and 6.

Beuker said he did it because the deer were causing damage to trees and shrubs on an adjacent property, according to the environment department. He didn't contact the ministry to report that his property was being damaged.

Beuker has been banned from hunting for three years.

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