May 28, 2008
6 South Dakotans indicted, accused of hunting violations
Josh Verges -
The allegations surround Brent and Dawn Barton, who own the Mobridge
and Mina-area hunting outfitter South Dakota Adventures.
The indictment alleges they arranged illegal hunts for at least 36
customers from 12 states between 2003 and 2006, transported wildlife
trophies to other states and convinced state and tribal employees to
falsify hunting license records.
Kirk and Frankie Johnson are accused of leasing land to the Bartons
and guiding some of the illegal hunts.
Also charged are Connie Frailing, a license agent for the state and
for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Dan Haakenson, a computer license
administrator for the tribe.
The indictment alleges the Bartons contacted Frailing about changing
hunting license information in 2005, and that Frailing got Haakenson to
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