A 36-year-old man from Langham is the first person to be permanently banned from hunting in Saskatchewan.
Steven Bullock was handed a lifetime suspension after he recently pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to several wildlife, fisheries and firearm charges.
A 2016 investigation by the Ministry of Environment revealed Bullock provided outfitting services for an American client to hunt black bear along the North Saskatchewan River near Langham, and to fish at Blackstrap Reservoir.
The investigation began when conservation officers became aware of a possible illegal outfitting company called “In The Stix Bear Camp”
The individual was advertising on social media using an inactive outfitting camp in Northern Saskatchewan, the province stated in a news release Thursday.
In addition to the lifetime hunting ban, Bullock was fined more than $16,000 and handed a three-year firearms prohibition.
It was the hunter’s third conviction for wildlife related offences, which carries an automatic lifetime ban in Saskatchewan.