CO: man fined $15,000 for killing a Colorado mountain goat
Michigan man fined $15,000 in poaching case
ASSOCIATED PRESS . December 20, 2008
SALIDA, Colo. - A Michigan man has been fined $15,000 for killing a
Colorado mountain goat without a license.
Sixty-year-old Burt Vincent of Jackson, Mich., also faces a potential
lifetime suspension of his hunting and fishing privileges in Colorado,
Michigan and 28 other states because of an interstate compact.
Vincent pleaded no contest in Chaffee County Court on Dec. 10 to
illegal possession of a mountain goat, illegally killing a trophy animal
in Colorado and hunting a mountain goat without a license.
Jack and Susan Derr of Florissant pleaded guilty to multiple
misdemeanor charges related to Vincent's case. Authorities say they
admitted letting Vincent use their hunting licenses and were ordered to
pay $10,000 to the Colorado Operation Game Thief Fund.
The convictions stem from a two-year investigation by Colorado and
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