WI: Gillett man sentenced for breaking federal wildlife laws as bear hunting guide
January 29, 2013
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - 48-year-old John Kellogg of Gillett was
one on four people sentenced after a six-year investigation ended in
2011 with charges filed.
Kellogg hired houndsmen to buy
other people’s bear hunting tags for $1,000 each, and to arrange to
have Kellogg paid as a guide for the illegal bear hunting.
53-year-old Michael Renken of Merrill, 41-year-old Christopher
Halfmann of Green Bay, and 53-year-old Mark Barlament of Mint Hill
North Carolina were put on probation ranging from 1 to 3 years.
They’ll pay $1,000 to $5,000 each, and lose sporting privileges for
5 to 6 years.
Kellogg has been sentenced to six months in
prison and must spend three years under federal supervision. He must
also pay $10,000 to state and federal conservation funds. And
Kellogg lost his hunting, trapping, and fishing privileges for 15
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