May sentencing set in Montana wildlife case

Bozeman, Mont. (AP) – A Gallatin Valley man awaits sentencing in
May for poaching wildlife.

Forty-three-year-old Stephen Slavinsky of Manhattan pleaded
guilty to four counts of unlawful possession of game or furbearing
animals.

In 2007 Slavinsky was convicted of outfitting without a license,
and wasting game. He was ordered not to hunt, fish, or trap for
five years, but the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
says its investigation found he was poaching.

Animals taken unlawfully include deer, and prosecutors say
Slavinsky took an undercover game warden hunting for elk in
Yellowstone National Park.

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