The Associated Press - Monday, May 28, 2007
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.
A father and two sons who own outdoors businesses in northern South
Dakota have been charged with outfitting illegal deer and pheasant hunts
near Lake Oahe.
Federal prosecutors leveled the charges against Brad Schilling, 50,
and sons Chad Schilling, 31, and Jestin "Jess" Schilling, 28.
According to court documents, prosecutors say the three let
out-of-state hunters use their resident hunting tags, told them to take
more animals than allowed, arranged for the interstate shipment of
trophies and covered up the activity with false records.
They have been charged with violating the Lacey Act, a federal law
that governs the preservation of scarce or extinct species. Other
charges include falsely labeling wildlife and transporting illegally
taken wildlife across state lines.
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