A Kingston man who had been hunting in the Red Lake area in 2018 is facing $7,000 in fines after being charged for shooting at a six-month-old dog, its owner and another hunter.

Court heard that an investigation determined that on October 23, 2018, Larry Hollister of Kingston was moose hunting from his ATV on a logging road between Ear Falls and Red Lake.

Then, Conservation Officers say Hollister discharged his high-powered rifle at a six-month-old lab and in the direction of two individuals – the dog’s owner and another hunter.

The dog and the two individuals were not injured in the incident.

Hollister was found guilty of carelessly discharging his firearm, and received $7,000 in fines and a two-year hunting suspension. He must also complete the hunter education course before obtaining another hunting license.

Conservation Officers remind the public to report information to the Ministry’s TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).