Photos on website lead to poaching convictions

Kalispell, Mont. (AP) _ An Oregon man who posted photos of his
big game kills on a website has been convicted of poaching near his
father’s home in Trout Creek and ordered to pay $10,000 in
restitution.

Paul Harvey III of Grants Pass, Ore., was sentenced last month
after pleading guilty to felony unlawful possession of game animals
and misdemeanor unlawful alteration or use of a license.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Brian Sommers says he
received a tip that led him to a website with hunting photos of
Harvey and his father. Seven deer and two elk were taken
illegally.

Paul Harvey Jr. pleaded guilty to felony unlawful accountability
of game animals by accountability and unlawful alteration or use of
a license. He was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution. Both men
lost their hunting privileges for five years.

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