February 25, 2015

From HelenAir.com

A Bozeman man and a Manhattan man have been sentenced for the illegal killing of two mountain lions in early January in Meagher County. A third wounded lion was never found but is presumed dead.

Dwain E. Robertson pleaded guilty Feb. 3 and was fined $3,075 by a Meagher County Justice of the Peace for attempting to take an over limit of mountain lions ($635), unlawful possession of a lion ($535), hunting during a closed season ($535) and two counts of trespass ($370). Robertson was also ordered to pay $1,000 restitution and had his hunting, trapping and fishing privileges revoked for 4 years.

Douglas L. Smith pleaded guilty and was fined $605 for two counts of criminal trespass ($370) and driving off established roads ($235). Smith pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a mountain lion, and if found guilty he could be fined $535 and lose his hunting, trapping and fishing privileges for two years.

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