Three Butte area men pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Justice
Court late last week to charges stemming from a November 18 hunting
incident in Aspen Valley Estates near Boulder.
Michael Hoar, and Edmund McSweeney (along with a 15-year-old
hunter) pursued a group of elk with a vehicle, trespassed through
one property, and located the group of elk on another property. They
began shooting into the herd from the road and continued firing
while moving onto private property. One cow elk was killed, and at
least three other cow elk were wounded. Two of the wounded elk were
taken by hunters later that day.
No one in the group had the
required license to hunt cow elk in the hunting district (HD 380),
nor did they have permission from the private landowners. Each
pled guilty to Hunting without License and Unlawful Possession of a
Each man was fined $1,070. John Foley was also
ordered to pay restitution of $1,000. He also lost his hunting,
fishing and trapping privileges for 48 months. Both Michael Hoar and
Edmund McSweeney lost their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges
for 48 months. The 15-year-old was not charged.
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