April 10, 2008
Hunting guides face federal charges in SD
Two hunting guides face federal charges for allegedly leading
non-residents on elk, deer and pheasant hunts near Witten.
Manfred Fast Horse Jr. of Rosebud and Roger Dale Taylor of
Elizabethton, Tenn. are accused of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act.
Both men worked as guides for All About the Hunt, an outfitter near
Witten. They were indicted last month.
Fast Horse is accused of selling his Rosebud Sioux Tribal elk hunting
tag to an undercover agent and guiding officers and out-of-state
customers on illegal hunts. Prosecutors say he then transported the
animal carcasses across state lines.
Taylor is accused of leading several non-residents on a variety of
hunts and participating in the conspiracy that let them use South Dakota
Kyle Moeller, the owner of All About the Hunt, pleaded guilty to
conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act and transporting wildlife across
state lines. He was sentenced in December to six years probation and
ordered to pay an $18,000 fine and $31,600 restitution.
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