4 Wisconsin men fined in illegal hunts

2013-04-15T12:19:00Z 2013-04-17T11:25:59Z 4 Wisconsin men fined in illegal hunts The Billings Gazette
April 15, 2013 12:19 pm

Four Wisconsin residents have been fined and two of them had their hunting privileges revoked following an investigation by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The men were investigated for numerous hunting violations, including the unlawful killing of six mule deer and white-tailed bucks, in the Chalk Buttes area of Carter County. 

Douglas Scherf, 48, of Green Bay, Wis., was charged with four counts of using deer licenses belonging to others and four counts of possessing unlawfully killed buck deer. He plead guilty to one count of unlawfully possessing a trophy mule deer buck and paid $8,535 in fines and restitution and his hunting privileges were revoked for two years.

Harlow Scherf, 74, of Woodruff, Wis., was charged with five counts of loaning deer licenses to another. He was found guilty on all five counts and paid $1,175 in fines.

Brian Emmerich, 38, of Woodruff, Wis., was charged with one count of loaning a deer license to another person. He was found guilty and paid $235 in fines.

Brian Kastner, 39, of Woodruff, Wis., was charged with two counts of using deer licenses of others and two counts of unlawfully possessing a mule deer and whitetail bucks. He plead guilty to two counts of unlawful possession and paid $2,070 in fines and restitution and his hunting privileges were revoked for two years.

The investigation took 18 months. The fines will result in $12,015 in restitution and fines to Carter County and the state of Montana.

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  1. concernedMT
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    concernedMT - April 15, 2013 6:30 pm
    With the measly penalties for the most part whats the deferent. The cost of the investigation was probably more than the penalty. Still cheaper than paying an Outfitter.
  2. cme
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    cme - April 15, 2013 4:11 pm
    why not revoke their license forever. we have enough poachers that live in mt. we don't need to import anymore.

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