By Angela Gemmill

A Sudbury man has been fined after shooting himself in the foot last fall while hunting in the Temagami area.

During court proceedings last month in Sturgeon Falls, it was learned that in late October, Richard Chamberland was hunting off Highway 805, when he returned to the vehicle but did not unload his 12-gauge shotgun.

The firearm discharged, shooting the man in the foot.

He was required to have his big toe amputated.

Chamberland pleaded guilty before a provincial Justice of the Peace.

He was fined $1,500, for discharging a firearm without due care and attention for people or property and for having a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

He is also not allowed to hunt for five years and must finish a hunter education course.