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  1. Expensive wolves.

    $72,500 In Fines For Illegal Activities By CKDR News - January 13th, 2014 - 2:05pm 11-people have pleaded guilty to a total of 68-charges and fined $72,500 for offences that took place at Andy Myers Lodge, on Eagle Lake, west of Dryden. The charges stem from a two-year covert investigation in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, United States Fish and Wildlife Services, the departments of Natural Resources for Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Minnesota as well as the New Zealand Commission of Wildlife. Conservation officers discovered that Steve Herbeck, a former owner and operator of Andy Myers, and his staff encouraged clients to hunt wolves without a licence. Court heard that staff then used their own resident licences to validate the wolf or arranged for guests to buy licences afterward. He also allowed guests to fish without a licence and use more than the allowable amount of fishing rods. Herbeck was fined $7,500 and his business was fined $27,000 for 22-offences. He's not allowed to hunt in Ontario for ten years. Six lodge employees have also been fined. Danny Herbeck and Chris Federman were fined $7,000 each and can't hunt for the next four and eight years respectively. The other employees charged were Andy Bouchard of Waldhof, Calum Rutchie of Waldhof, Tammy Pelletier of Waldhof and Scott Munford of Vermilion Bay. Three lodge guests from Wisconsin, New York and New Zealand were also charged for various offences. (George Lindsay, Travis Runde and Don Rabideau Jr.)