MT: FWP arrests two men following three-year investigation
FWP arrests two men following three-year investigation
February 10, 2011
Two men were arrested Thursday on a total of 25 misdemeanor and felony
counts involving alleged illegal hunting activities, after a three-year
investigation by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
John Lindow of Craig and Steve Bruyere of Stickney Creek face charges of
shooting deer and elk at night after locating them with artificial lights;
hunting without landowner permission, valid licenses and from public
highways; unlawful possession and sale of game animals; and conspiracy. They
were jailed in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
"At the beginning (of the investigation) it was illegal outfitting -
fishing - that spun into the hunting season," said Jim Kropp, chief of FWP
law enforcement. "Most of the activities took place at night, with most
beginning before the (big game) season started and continuing after the
season was over."
He added that most of the animals involved were mule deer and elk,
although they're also looking into the circumstances surrounding a bighorn
sheep the men possessed.
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