Oregon man ordered to pay $10,500 for illegal hunting in Montana
February 3, 2012
BILLINGS, Mont. — A 31-year-old Oregon man has been ordered to
pay $10,500 in fines and restitution for illegally killing and
tagging a bull elk in southern Montana's Park County.
"Bud" LaRoche, of Salem, also was sentenced to three years'
Prosecutors say LaRoche was a client of
Richard "Dick" Weiner and his son, Richard "Matt" Weiner, both of
Salem. The elder Weiner, who operates Oregon Outdoor Adventures,
arranged for big game hunts in Park County, charging clients from
$1,500 to $2,500.
Prosecutors say LaRoche killed the bull
elk in 2009 when he didn't have a hunting license and that Dick
Weiner sold LaRoche another client's license for $500. Hunting
licenses are not transferrable.
The Weiners were previously
ordered to pay a combined $80,000.
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