A hunting violation has a Muskoka-area man shelling out $2,500. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry fined the Mactier resident and suspended his hunting license for one year for allowing the flesh of a white-tailed deer to become inedible.

The MNRF says the man pleaded guilty to the charge in a Bracebridge court last week. It says a conservation officer found a white-tailed deer hanging in an outhouse on the man’s property in February of 2017, and determined it had been harvested in December of 2016, which meant it was no longer safe for human consumption.

The Ministry says you can report a natural resource violation by calling the tips line 1-877- 847-7667 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477).