MT: Malta outfitter sentenced for leading illegal hunt
July 9, 2010
Malta outfitter sentenced for leading illegal hunt
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 57-year-old Malta man accused of illegally
hunting on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation has been barred from
outfitting and guiding on federal land for two years.
Donald B. Lynn was found guilty in May of violating the Lacey Act, which
regulates the interstate sale, transportation and purchase of wildlife. He
was sentenced July 1 in federal court and must pay $2,000 in restitution.
Prosecutors say Lynn - an outfitter licensed by the state of Montana -
took four Mississippi residents deer hunting on the reservation in November
2006, even though none of them is an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap
Tribe. One of the clients shot a deer, and Lynn was accused of telling him
to lie to game wardens about the location of the kill.
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