CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Guilty pleas from a father and son for
poaching two bull elk near the Nevada-Idaho line closed a yearlong
investigation involving wildlife agencies from three states and
high-tech forensics on frozen meat and blood splotches.
Larry and Marty Hall pleaded guilty March 19 to killing a bull elk
without a tag. Each paid thousands of dollars in fines.
case began Nov. 6, 2010, when game wardens say both men shot
trophy-sized elk without a hunting tag and left one animal to rot.
Other hunters saw what happened and called authorities.
DNA analysis of frozen elk meat stored in household freezers and a
blood sample lifted from a tire at Larry Hall's home in Colorado
helped solve the case.
Three others involved pleaded to
lesser offenses and also were fined.
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