The Appellant killed a mule deer out of season. After doing so, he deliberately tried to mislead the conservation officer as to the deer’s whereabouts and when it had been killed. The Appellant was convicted under the Wildlife Act and fined $500. In addition to this, the Deputy Director exercised his discretion under section 25(2) of the Wildlife Act, cancelling the Appellant’s hunting privileges for one year and ordering him to complete the C.O.R.E. program prior to being eligible for a hunting licence. Mr. Batista appealed that decision, contending it was overly harsh in the circumstances. The Board dismissed the appeal. The Board noted that the Deputy Director has a duty to protect wildlife in the province and held that the sanctions he imposed were in proportion to the offences which were committed by the Appellant.