Two Melfort Men were hit with a total of over $10 thousand in fines in Humboldt Provincial Court, after pleading guilty to hunting violations. Conservation Officers determined that Nathan Cherkowski and Wyatt Martin, both 21 years old, had each shot a deer in early November and had lawfully tagged them. However later that month, each shot another deer. When they took all of the deer to a meat processor they were asked for the missing tags which they promised to produce the next day. That night, they had two other people purchase tags and these were taken to the processor and attached to the deer. Cherkowski was fined $5,600 and Martin was fined $4,900. They also received a one year hunting and trapping suspension. Two other Melfort residents were fined a total of $500 for unlawfully allowing a licence to be used by another person. They also received a one-year hunting and trapping suspension.