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Warrants Served Yielding Five Years of Violations
Tue Jul 02 08:15:00 MDT 2013
Enforcement - Region 7
This news release was archived on Thu Aug 01 08:15:00 MDT 2013


MILES CITY, Mont—State of Montana Game Wardens, Ryan Karren and Todd Enders and Montana Investigator, Lennie Buhmann, collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently to serve two search warrants which resulted in five people being cited and fined for various game violations spanning a five year period between 2007 and 2011.

Randy Hatch, 57, of Princeton, Minnesota was charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession resulting in a total of $3,265 in fines and $1,400 in restitution, losing his privileges to hunt, fish and trap in Montana and member states of the Wildlife Violator Compact for two years. Hatch possessed one mule deer buck that had been killed in Montana without a license, shot and wounded another mule deer buck without a Montana license, possessed three mule deer does killed in Montana and a mule deer doe that was shot by another person all while failing to wear hunter orange.

Darrel Schuster, 45, of Belton, Missouri was charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession resulting in a total of $2,565 in fines and $1,800 in restitution, losing his privileges to hunt, fish and trap in Montana and member states of the Wildlife Violator Compact for two years. Schuster possessed four deer killed in Montana without a license, loaned his license to another person, failed to tag a deer and failed to wear his hunters orange while hunting.

Donald Schuster, 48, of Rogers, Minnesota was fined a total of $1,660 and $1,000.00 in restitution for possessing two mule deer bucks killed in Montana without a license, possession of a mule deer buck that was shot by another, and failure to wear hunter orange while hunting. Schuster also lost his privileges hunt, fish and trap in Montana and member states of the Wildlife Violator Compact for two years.

Miranda See, 25, of Washington, Iowa was fined $535.00 and $500.00 in restitution for possession of a mule deer buck shot in Montana without a license and $235.00 for using someone else’s license.

Edward Knudsen, 42, of Cambridge Minnesota was fined for possession of a mule deer shot by another totaling $535.00

State Investigator, Buhmann, was quick to give appreciation stating, “We owe a special thank you to the officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, because without their help, successful prosecution of this case would not have been possible.”