A hunter who shot down two rare large Margancers in Maaseik in November 2020 was sentenced to 60 hours of community service and a fine of € 8,000, half of which was suspended. The male hunting license will also be revoked.
Kinroi hunters were hunting on the Meuse River on November 15th. It was banned at the time, but I wanted to hunt greylag geese. But the man also shot two big margancers, a rare duck. One died on the spot and the second was left on the banks of Mars in Heppenato. The young man was identified by a photo of a witness to the incident.
The injured Margancer was taken to a wildlife rescue center for treatment, but eventually had to be euthanized. Judge Tongeren has now sentenced hunters to 60 hours of community service and a fine of € 8,000, half of which has been postponed. Jan Rodts of Vogelbescherming Vlaanderen is happy. “The district secretary will also revoke the hunter’s hunting license, so if he wants to continue hunting in the future, he will have to take another exam.”