December 15, 2015

From BillingsGazette.com

Elisha Rulison, 21, and Tyler Adams, 20, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of unlawful possession of a game animal, unlawful hunting from a public road, hunting during a closed season, unlawful use of artificial light while hunting and a single count of killing an over limit of a game animal.

Janelle Baird, 20, and James Rulison, 20, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a game animal, hunting during a closed season, unlawful hunting from a public road, and unlawful use of artificial light while hunting.

Elisha Rulison was ordered to pay $1,157 in fines and $2,120 in restitution for the four deer he killed. Adams was ordered to pay $877 in fines and
$1,120 in restitution for the two deer he killed. Both men lost privileges to hunt, fish and trap for life in Montana, as well as all 48 states that are members of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. They were also sentenced to serve jail time in the Hill County Detention Center.

Baird, was ordered to pay $490 in fines and $500 in restitution for the one deer she killed and, with her involvement with other deer taken in the case, lost her privileges to hunt, fish and trap for life in Montana and all 48 states that are members of the interstate compact.

James Rulison was ordered to pay $305 in fines and $500 in restitution for the one deer he killed. He lost his privileges to hunt, fish and trap for 11 years in Montana, as well as all 48 states that are members of the compact.

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