SD: Arranging illegal hunting trips brings prison time
Feb 3, 2009
ABERDEEN: Arranging illegal hunting trips brings prison time
A Mina man who pleaded guilty to arranging illegal hunting trips has been
sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.
Brent Barton, majority owner of a big game, turkey and pheasant hunting
outfitting business known as South Dakota Adventures, previously admitted to
conspiracy to violate state, tribal and federal wildlife regulations by
hunting deer, pheasants, turkeys and grouse without proper licenses and
transferring big game licenses during outfitted hunts.
In addition to 37 months in prison, Barton must make $12,582 in
restitution, pay a $100 special assessment and spend three years on
Barton's wife, Dawn Barton, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aiding and
abetting several out-of-state hunters in unlawfully taking 48 pheasants from
the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.
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