Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Man Slapped with Big Fine for Illegal Sales of Wild Goose Meat

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Man Slapped with Big Fine for Illegal Sales of Wild Goose Meat

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Man fined for illegal sale of wild goose meat

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MELFORT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan man has been fined $11,500 for wildlife trafficking after he admitted to illegally selling wild goose meat in a food store he manages on a Hutterite colony.

David Tschetter, a 56-year-old Star City resident, recently pleaded guilty in Melfort provincial court to five charges under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act.

Tschetter was charged after an undercover probe that began in 2014 in which conservation officers learned that high volumes of migratory bird meat -- mainly geese -- had been coming into the Star City Hutterite Colony shop to feed its residents.

The meat was being processed into jerky and sausage and authorities believed more of it was coming in than could be used by the residents. …

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