Friday, January 2, 2004
POWELL - A man has been charged with killing 11 elk
northeast of Jackson in one of the worst poaching cases local Game and Fish
Department wardens can remember.
Elliot Hudson, 20, of Jackson, faces up to 21 years in
prison and jail if convicted of the one felony and 11 misdemeanors filed
Hudson is accused of poaching 11 elk in the Gros Ventre
River drainage Nov. 24. Witnesses reported the incident to Game and Fish
wardens, who questioned Hudson with Jackson police at the scene.
Hudson allegedly told officers he had no guns, but police
said they found two rifles in his Jeep Cherokee that matched bullets lodged
in the elk.
Further evidence included a video allegedly filmed by
Hudson was charged with felony property destruction and 11
misdemeanor counts of wanton destruction of a big game animal and taking big
game animals during closed season.
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