HOME ABOUT CAMPAIGNS CRISIS CENTER ACTIVIST CENTER MEDIA CENTER HUNTING ACCIDENTS C.A.S.H. NEWSLETTER

Hunting Accident File > VIOLATIONS > 2005

Man pleads guilty in bobcat trapping case

 6/2/2005 4:32:51 PM

The Associated Press

A man accused of violating rules on bobcat trapping has pleaded guilty to three federal misdemeanor charges.

Authorities say Rodney Wheaton of Belle Fourche had consigned bobcat pelts for sale in Montana. But federal law bans the shipment of illegally taken wildlife across state lines.

Wheaton agreed to forfeit 33 pelts seized by state officers after a 2003 investigation.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says Wheaton violated state regulations that include not checking his traps every two days, taking bobcats before the season and giving false information about when and where some of the cats were trapped.

The department decided to drop most of the state charges when federal wildlife officials became involved.

South Dakota has an annual trapping and hunting season for bobcats west of the Missouri River.

Return to Hunting Violations index


Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 
 

Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

C.A.S.H.
PO Box 562 New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone 845-256-1400 Fax 845-818-3622
E-mail: cash@cashwildwatch.org
Anne Muller - President

 

C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments
   

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation