02/09/2016 11:49 EST | Updated 02/09/2016 11:59 EST

Cochrane Man Fined For Shooting At Deer In Harold Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

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Large whitetail deer buck on snowy hillside

COCHRANE, Alta. — An Alberta man has been fined $3,000 for hunting in a wildlife sanctuary.

Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement said Kyle Knowles pleaded guilty earlier this month in Cochrane court to shooting at a deer in the Harold Creek wildlife sanctuary west of Calgary.

The court heard that Knowles was seen leaving his vehicle and shooting twice from the roadway at a deer.

There are numerous signs around the sanctuary stating that hunting is not permitted, and it is also well-documented online and in the hunting regulations.

Knowles also was given a five-year recreational hunting licence suspension.

No animals were harmed.

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