CA: Calif men sentenced in Yosemite poaching case
October 20, 2010
Calif men sentenced in Yosemite poaching case
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.-A federal judge has sentenced three
Southern California men accused of illegally hunting mule deer in Yosemite
The Sacramento Bee reports that 39-year-old Chad Gierlich of Riverside
was fined more than $50,000 on Tuesday. His brother, 36-year-old Christopher
Gierlich of Fontana, was sentenced to 45 days under house arrest, and their
friend, 36-year-old Kyle Narasky of Apple Valley, received a $7,500 fine.
All three men received probation. They were also previously sentenced by a
Mono County judge.
Authorities say the suspects killed at least three trophy bucks in the
park with a bow and arrow in the summer of 2008. Hunting is banned in the
The three were charged after a California Department of Fish and Game
warden received a tip and tracked them for days.
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