A Hearst man won’t be able to hunt for six years following an incident that took place last fall. Ministry of Natural Resources officials say the hunter was seen firing his gun at a white-tailed deer decoy from a vehicle on a forestry road in Nestor Falls. The decoy was part of the MNRs white-tailed deer decoy program.

The Hearst hunter was found guilty to careless use of a firearm and discharging it from a vehicle. He was also fined $6,000 and had his hunting licence suspended for six years until he completes a hunter education course.