April 16, 2013

By Dennis Carlson, KBZK.com

A Pennsylvania man was recently ordered to pay a total of $5,180 in fines and restitution for misdemeanor big-game hunting violations in four Montana counties.

John Feucht, 29, of Camp Hill, Penn., pleaded guilty in Missoula County Justice Court in Missoula, Mont., to purchasing a resident license for non-resident use during the 2010 big game hunting season. He was fined $1,035 for that violation.

In Park County Justice Court in Livingston, Mont., Feucht was ordered to pay $3,340 in fines and restitution for killing and possessing a bull elk in 2010, a bull elk in 2011, a white-tailed deer buck in 2010, and a white-tailed deer buck in 2011 without valid licenses. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Warden Todd Anderson of Glasgow said Feucht also used resident licenses as a non-resident while hunting these animals.

In Gallatin County Justice Court in Bozeman, Mont., Feucht also pleaded guilty to purchasing a resident big-game license for non-resident use. He was fined $135 for that violation.

In Lewis and Clark County Justice Court in Helena, Mont., Feucht pleaded guilty and paid fines totaling $670 for purchasing a resident elk license and elk permit for non- resident use.

In addition, Feucht lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for 24 months in Montana and the 38 other states participating in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.


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