8 charged in connection with illegal hunting activity

7:24 PM, Feb 6, 2014   |    comments
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ALLAGASH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Maine Warden Service has charged eight people with various hunting violations after executing search warrants.

As a result of an ongoing investigation into illegal hunting activity, six search warrants were executed. Five in the town of Allagash, Maine and one in Palermo, Maine.

Eight people were charged, two of whom were taken to the Aroostook County Jail. Maine Game Warden Lt. Dan Scott said the suspects are "intentional wildlife violators who display a complete disregard for fish and game laws." 

He also said the current and past poaching practices of those charged "have undoubtedly had an impact on local wildlife resources."

The charges range from illegal possession of moose and deer to hunting with a suspended license. The following list details the charges filed:

1. Carter McBreairty of Allagash, charged with "hunting deer after having killed one."
2. Kim Hafford of Allagash, charged with "false registration of a deer."
3. Jess McBreairty of Allagash, charged with "hunting with a suspended license," and arrested for a violation of bail.
4. Reid Caron of Allagash, arrested on a warrant for night hunting moose.
5. Hope Kelly of Allagash, charged with "possession of moose killed at night," and "possession of an unregistered moose."
6. Gregory Hughes of Allagash, charged with "possession of a firearm by a felon."
7. Arlo Caron of Allagash, charged with "unlawful possession of gift deer."
8. Gerald Pollard of Palermo, charged with "illegal possession of moose."

The Warden Service is working with the Aroostook County District Attorney's Office on the investigation. More charges are likely to be filed.

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