Moose hunting season has come to a close in the area and the MNR conducted a hunting blitz. The blitz took place the first week of moose hunting season in the north. Conservation officers were checking for hunting violations and safety issues. More than 4500 hunters were checked with 173 charges laid and 255 warnings issued. Illegal fish and wildlife were impounded during the blitz. For details on hunting rules check out the website at www.ontario.ca/hunting.