PABLO - Two men have been cited in connection with the February
shooting death of a trumpeter swan shooting with a high power rifle.
Leroy Charles was cited with three counts - negligent
discharging of a firearm, taking a species closed to hunting, and
hunting by a non- tribal member outside of season and bag limits.
He admitted all charges and was fined $500 for each count, plus an
additional $1,500 fine was imposed for restitution for the Trumpeter
Swan. His bird hunting, fishing and recreational privileges on
tribal lands were suspended for five years.
did not appear in tribal Court and was given a default judgment. He
was cited for recreating on tribal land without a valid permit and
negligent discharge of a firearm. He was fined $100 on the first
charge, and $500 on the second charge.
privileges to bird hunt, fish and recreate on tribal lands were also
suspended for one year.
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