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Dess, Allen sentenced for poaching deer and elk in Blaine and Hill counties

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Michael J. Dess of Havre, 20, and Lane T. Allen of Harlem, 22, have pleaded guilty and been sentenced on charges of poaching in Hill and Blaine counties.

During the fall of 2022, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens received a 1-800-TIP-MONT call detailing unlawful hunting activity in the Bear Paw Mountains.

After an extensive investigation, FWP filed charges against the two in Blaine and Hill counties alleging their involvement in the unlawful take of deer and elk out of season in 2021 and 2022.

The charges involved the take or attempt to take nine antlered deer and four bull...


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