A drunken Clinton man arrested with a rifle in one hand and bag of beer and munchies in another was fined $900 in B.C. provincial court.
Judge Chris Cleaveley also ruled Christopher L'Heureux will be banned from having a firearm in his possession for one year.
Crown lawyer Adrienne Murphy said a dirt biker at a park in Clinton reported to RCMP in May this year that he heard shots fired.
Police attended, finding L'Heureux "carrying a while plastic bag in one hand and a long gun in the other."
Inside the bag was beer, ammunition and potato chips. At the detachment, RCMP also found cocaine worth about $300.
L'Heureux pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and unauthorized use of a firearm.
Murphy said the gun was not properly registered to L'Heureux.
Defence lawyer Renzo Caron said the 28-year-old carpenter co-operated with police and immediately knew what he did was wrong. He was target shooting against a hillside before being arrested.
"He said he was taking what he thought were reasonable precautions," Caron said.
The Crown sought a two-year firearms ban, while Caron argued for an exception so the avid hunter could continue to hunt in the presence of his father.
Cleaveley gave L'Heureux a one-year ban with no exceptions.
"That means no weapon for a year," he said. "You can go hunting but don't pack your gun."