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WI: Gillett man sentenced for breaking federal wildlife laws as bear hunting guide

January 29, 2013

From WTAQ.com

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 years.

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