Four Michigan men have been convicted on illegal hunting charges
that recently netted a total of $7,045 in fines and restitution in
One member of the party, Russell Lee Vandercook
Sr., 52, of Lapeer, Mich., was investigated in four different
Montana counties for hunting without valid licenses and license
fraud regarding his legal residency.
In Gallatin County
Justice Court in Bozeman, Vandercook pleaded guilty to two
misdemeanor counts of possessing unlawfully killed bull elk without
a license. He was fined $370 and paid $2,000 in restitution and lost
his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for a year for those
Vandercook also pleaded guilty in:
Roosevelt County Justice Court in Wolf Point to purchasing resident
deer/elk licenses for nonresident use. He was fined $320 and lost
his privileges for a year.
∑ Yellowstone County Justice
Court in Billings to making a false statement when purchasing deer
and elk hunting licenses. He was fined $320 and lost his privileges
for a year.
∑ McCone County Justice Court in Circle to
hunting a game animal and birds without valid licenses. He was fined
$670 and ordered to pay $600 in restitution for a mule deer buck and
four pheasants and lost his privileges for a year.
recently convicted in McCone County Justice Court were:
Fred Lovasz, 77, of Columbiaville, Mich. He was fined $535 for
hunting deer without a valid license; fined $535 and ordered to pay
$500 in restitution for unlawfully possessing a mule deer buck; and
fined $235 for using another personís deer license.
A. Lovasz, 42, of Fostoria, Mich. He was fined $535 for unlawfully
possessing a mule deer buck and $235 for letting another person use
his deer license.
∑ Ronald Lee Eaton, 31, of Flint, Mich. He
was fined $55 for failing to wear hunterís orange while hunting and
$135 for unlawfully using two-way communications while hunting.
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