MT: Man accused of illegally hunting deer near Helena
November 17, 2009
CA Man accused of illegally hunting deer near Helena
A 48-year-old California man accused of illegally hunting deer near Wolf
Creek north of Helena faces several charges.
Joseph R. Bishop was arrested Saturday on four counts of hunting without
a valid license, four counts of unlawful possession of a game animal and one
count of hunting in the wrong district.
Wildlife officials say someone tipped them off that there was an untagged
mule deer hanging in front of a cabin in the Denton Creek area. A game
warden went to the cabin and allegedly found Bishop and another man with a
freshly killed untagged whitetail doe.
Court documents say Bishop, of Shasta Lake, Calif., acknowledged killing
the doe and told the warden he was planning to document it with a tag that
was not valid for that district. The documents also say he acknowledged
killing the deer hanging in front of the cabin.
Wildlife officials say Bishop killed other deer and used another man's
tags on them. No one else has been cited.
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