What a slap in the faceContributors to this thread:
'Ike' (Phone) 29-Aug-19
So they purchase resident licenses for $2,600, if they had paid what they should have as non-residents it would have been $29,000. They are convicted and are fined $28,295, how is this justice? Click the link: https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/canadians-sentenced-for-hunting-license-fraud/article_e94742f5-b505-5c05-ac69-92e455fb00de.html
Not to mention, 5 year suspension that was retroactive to 2014. Does that mean they get to hunt this year or do they have to wait to 2020? Either way what a joke!
The suspension is what really jumped out at me. So, they CAN'T hunt the last 5 years. WTH. Looks to me like they can hunt this year! Wildlife violation sentences never cease to amaze me. What surprises me about this one, is that I thought Montana was "tough".
Sad deal- totally ridiculous
At those costs they got all those critters at a highly discounted price. Not much of a penalty there.
This story was posted a while back. What stands out to me is the $29,000 Montana would have shaken down NR's for.
From: 'Ike' (Phone)
Never matches crime...
JL, you give me the chance to shoot 15 elk, 22 mule deer, 11 antelope, one bighorn sheep, and one mountain goat and I'll gladly give you $29k! Where do I sign up? Ha!
You sign up in Montana! Word is out now. This will definitely be a draw strategy in forthcoming InstaFaceTube or Podcasts for 2020.
YZF, almost sounds like a buy now pay later type deal.
They forfeited hunting priveledges 5 years retroactive to 2014. I'm sorry how is that even anything? Somebody obviously knows somebody cause this is the best deal going.
I've always wondered how easily it would be to fake resident status. #1 rarely does one get checked in the field. If they do ... and you had a fake DL's, which allowed you to get real resident licenses to show an officer ... would they ever doubt you with those in your hands/possessions ?