Montana Man Sentenced for Killing Six Antelope Out of Season

Montana Man Sentenced for Killing Six Antelope Out of Season

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

HAVRE, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- A Kremlin-area man has been sentenced in connection with the out-of-season killing of six antelope.

Cody J. Meltzian, 18, on Aug. 23 pleaded guilty in Hill County Justice Court to 12 misdemeanor criminal counts in connection with the poaching of six antelope north of Kremlin and Gildford in FWP Region 6.

Meltzian pleaded guilty to six counts of hunting during a closed season and six counts of wasting antelope meat. Justice of the Peace Terry Stoppa ordered Meltzian to pay $2,820 in fines and $1,800 in restitution.

In addition, Meltzian is required to serve 30 days in jail and will lose all hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges for five years in all 34 states involved in the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact.

The case was investigated by Havre-based FWP Warden Wes Oedekoven, who said it would not have been resolved without help from area landowners.