Saco family sentenced in illegal hunting scheme
August 20, 2009
Three members of a north-central Montana ranch family have been fined and given probationary sentences for their roles in a wildlife poaching scheme involving 61 illegal hunts over five years. U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom on Wednesday placed Leo Bergtoll, 74, on federal probation for three years, while his son, Darrel Bergtoll, 44, was sentenced to three years and four months of probation. Both were ordered to provide hunting on their land for the Wounded Warriors Project for injured veterans for three years and to enroll their property in the Department of Fish, Wildlif...