Caledonia District Court
BY ANDREW McGREGOR, Staff Writer
25 June 2004
- The Danville man charged with 16 Fish and Wildlife
violations documented on videotapes seized from his home pleaded guilty to
each of the charges Thursday.
Carl Sanborn, 34, entered the guilty pleas and admitted he
violated Fish and Wildlife regulations from taking a bear in a closed season
and possessing a live deer to shooting from a car and violating youth
The case was built against Sanborn after Department of
Fish and Wildlife wardens received a tip Sanborn and his wife, Tricia, had a
live fawn they were keeping in an empty above-ground swimming pool at their
In a subsequent search of the Sanborns' home, numerous
videotapes were seized. The videos documented the violations committed by
Sanborn as well as several others charged in conjunction.
At the conclusion of the change of plea hearing, Sanborn
told District Judge M. Kathleen Manley he was sorry for wasting the court's
time and commended the Fish and Wildlife game wardens who had been
responsible for the investigation.
"I'm thankful to have the wardens out here to protect the
wildlife," he said. "He (Warden Dennis Amsden) did a thorough job."
Sanborn was sentenced to 180 to 360 days all suspended
except for 21 days to serve in jail and 30 days on the furloughed work crew.
He was also fined $1,500 and ordered to make a $1,000 donation to the Fish
and Wildlife Fund.
Sanborn's hunting license was suspended for three years as
Amsden, who attended the hearing, said that was the
maximum possible time for Sanborn's license to be revoked since suspensions
cannot run consecutively for the individual charges.
Sanborn was placed on probation for the duration of his
suspension with special conditions requiring him to list all taxidermy and
mounts he possesses and turn over any illegal mounts, list all mounts he had
possessed at the time of the searches last July and note where each is
currently, not hunt or accompany anyone hunting until properly licensed, and
to abide by all Fish and Wildlife regulations.