Wyoming - On April 28, Prairie Whiteface of Gillette pleaded
guilty to poaching two elk, one in 2011 and one in 2013, without the
use of a proper license. Both violations occurred on a private ranch
near the Powder River, about 30 miles east of Buffalo.
Whiteface used licenses that were not issued in her name to hunt the
two elk. Whiteface has been fined $19,500 and will lose hunting
privileges in Wyoming and 37 other states that are members of the
Wildlife Violators Compact, for three years.
Whiteface’s license was illegally transferred to a Texas man and was
used to harvest a buck mule deer. The Texas man was fined $780 and
forced to forfeit the deer.
Residential hunting licenses are
far less expensive than nonresidential licenses, often costing
one-tenth the price. Hunters often illegally lend or sell their
licenses to nonresidents for cheaper hunting.
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