Four Wisconsin men acknowledge illegally hunting mountain lions north of Helena
May 13, 2011
HELENA, Mont. — Four Wisconsin men have pleaded guilty to illegally
hunting mountain lions north of Helena over a span of two years.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden Kevin Cook says a tip
and the Internet helped investigators track down Eric Steingraber, Daren
Evenson, Jeremy Rosenberg and Eric Hermansen in Wisconsin. The warden
says the department heard about the illegal hunt in December 2009 and
found the men after Steingraber posted an account of the trip on an
A total of five mountain lions were illegally killed.
Cook says the men acknowledged killing three mountain lions, and
wardens learned Steingraber and Evenson also illegally shot two mountain
lions in Montana in 2008.
The Independent Record reports the men will not be allowed to hunt,
fish or trap in Montana and 36 other states for two years.
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.