October 8, 2007 - Associated Press
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) The owner of a big-game and pheasant-hunting
business near Akaska has admitted booking illegal deer hunts in central
South Dakota and faces up to 5 years in prison.
Fifty-three-year-old Brad Schilling of Selby pleaded guilty in
federal court to one count of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act and is
scheduled for sentencing in January.
Schilling's business goes by the names of Schilling Outdoor
Adventures and Antler Ridge Lodge.
According to court documents, he booked big game and deer hunts for
more than $350 each, then worked with others to arrange the illegal
shooting of deer by out-of-state residents.
Schilling's sons, Chad Schilling and Jestin Schilling, were also
charged in the eight-count indictment.
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