Trespass Call Leads To Poaching Convictions
Two brothers will pay more than $11,000 for hunting violations including poaching, and trespassing.
Wildlife officials say a Converse County landowner's call after a trespassing incident led to convictions for 21 yr-old, Lance Chase, of Gillette and, 23 yr-old, Christopher Chase of Bismarck, North Dakota.
Robin Kepple at the Casper Area Game and Fish Offices says Lance Chase was convicted of taking a White Tail deer out of season, without a license, and over the limit.
"He was also ordered to pay $4000 in restitution to the Game and Fish Department's Access Program. His brother Christopher was sited for accessory, but also, illegal transfer of license and hunting in the wrong area."
Both men lost hunting privileges and the weapon used was forfeited, along with the heads from earlier kills.
Kepple says the convictions illustrate the importance of reporting suspected wildlife violations even if they seem insignificant.