26 arrested when operation began in 2012
Fourteen people have been fined to the tune of $130,000 in the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspé regions in a moose and deer poaching ring bust.
The fines conclude an operation code-named FOVA by Quebec’s ministry of Forests, Wildlife, and Parks, which started in late 2012.
Seventy-five wildlife officers began dismantling the ring on Dec, 5, 2012, which led to 26 arrests.
The fines given out this week ranged from $200 to $19,500. Of the 26 people arrested, 23 had their hunting licenses revoked for two years.