In Pak Sun Chung’s defence, it can at least be said that he was determined, if not prolific.

At the time of his latest arrest, the Toronto-based poacher had amassed 13 prior convictions for provincial Fish and Wildlife and Conservation Act offences.

He had $27,000 in unpaid fines related to those same offences and, in the summer of 2007, was arrested twice for the same turtle poaching crime in less than six weeks.

“He is well-known to our agency,” says David Critch­low, an enforcement specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

On Tuesday, Chung was sentenced in a Sarnia court to an almost unheard of amount of jail time for a Canadian poacher: 106 days plus an additional nine months for two federal offences under the Species At Risk Act. He was also banned from ever again hunting or fishing in Ontario.

Chung, who is said to live in Scarborough but is officially of no fixed address, was followed from Walpole Island First Nation reserve near Sarnia and confronted at a gas station off Highway 401.

Enforcement officials found a plethora of wild­life alive, dead, and quartered. Among them were 26 Blanding’s turtles and a spotted turtle, both of which are specially protected species. They also found bullfrogs, snapping turtles and three-quarters of a deer.