MT: man faces nine illegal hunting charges
November 16, 2009
California man faces nine illegal hunting charges
A 48-year-old California man faces nine charges stemming from illegal
hunting of deer in the Denton Creek area near Wolf Creek.
Joseph R. Bishop was arrested Saturday on four counts of hunting without
a valid license, four counts of unlawful possession of a game animal and one
count of hunting in the wrong district, according to documents filed in
Justice Court on Monday.
Game wardens were tipped off that there was an untagged mule deer hanging
in front of a Denton Creek cabin.
When a game warden went to the cabin, he allegedly found Bishop and
another man in possession of a freshly killed untagged whitetail doe,
according to court documents.
Bishop, of Shasta Lake, Calif., allegedly admitted to killing the doe and
told the warden he was planning to tag the deer with a tag that was not
valid for that district, the documents state.
He also said he had shot and killed the mule deer hanging in front of the
cabin, according to the documents.
The game warden allegedly learned during the investigation that Bishop
had killed other deer and used another man's tags on them. No one else was
cited in the incident.
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