MT: Thirty-Six Charges Filed in Sanders County Big Game Poaching
February 12, 2013
Bryant Eaton of Trout Creek faces 18 fish and game charges
including 5 charges of taking of game animals during a closed
season, 5 charges of unlawfully using artificial light to take game
animals, and 5 charges of possessing and transporting unlawfully
killed game animals. Eaton also faces two counts of waste of a
game animal and one count of unlawfully obtaining a license when his
privileges were suspended. Eatonís hunting privileges are
currently suspended for a previous fish and game violation.
Stuart Mitchell of Thompson Falls was also charged with 13 counts of
similar violations, including 5 counts of possessing and
transporting unlawfully killed game animals, 3 counts of unlawfully
using artificial light to take game animals, 3 counts of taking game
animals during a closed season and 2 counts of waste of a game
animal. Mitchell has been ordered to pay over $6000 in
fines and restitution and received a lifetime suspension of hunting,
fishing and trapping privileges. Mitchell was also ordered to
serve a day in jail for each of the 13 charges.
Schimmel of Thompson Falls was charged with 4 counts of possessing
unlawfully killed game animals and for the unlawful sale of game
animals. Schimmel was ordered to pay $1925 in fines and received
a lifetime suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping privileges.
Schimmel was ordered to serve a day in jail for each of the 5
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