Associated Press - October 14, 2007
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - An Ohio man who earlier this year pleaded
guilty to possessing a poached bull elk has been banned for life from
hunting in Idaho.
45-year-old Gary Lee Newton, of Columbiana, Ohio, also received a
suspended 180-day jail sentence last week and was ordered to pay a
$3,000 fine by 1st District Judge Debra Heise.
In exchange for his plea, Heise dismissed three counts against Newton
of filing falsified big game mortality reports from 2002 to 2004.
According to court records, Newton possessed a 5-point bull elk taken
illegally in 2003, as well as parts of 2 immature bull elk poached in
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