Posted on Tue, Mar. 21, 2006
DENVER - A Missouri-based hunting guide and some of his clients face
felony charges for alleged poaching and illegal killing of wildlife,
officials said Monday.
Gregory Jaegers of Renegade Guide Service in Saint Genevieve, Mo.,
faces eight felony and 14 misdemeanor counts, according to the Division
of Wildlife. The charges include illegal sale of wildlife, which is
essentially poaching, and felony willful destruction of wildlife,
according to DOW spokesman Randy Hampton.
Hunters from Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas are suspected
of violations, which follows a three year investigation. Four of
Jaegers' clients have pleaded guilty and paid fines and penalties of
more than $5,000.
Two more people from Missouri have already been indicted and more
charges were expected as the investigation continued.
"The further we examined the activities of these individuals, the
larger the case became," said Dan Miller, lead investigator.
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