Glasgow, MT -(AmmoLand.com)- Chris Moore (32) of Allen, Texas, and Hays residents Chase (27) and Warren (51) Morin were separately charged with violations involving the illegal harvest of a mule deer buck on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property near Bird Tail Road in south Blaine County.
In 2014, Moore obtained a non-tribal member deer hunting license from Fort Belknap Fish and Wildlife for the 2014 rifle season. To use the non-member license, Fort Belknap Fish and Wildlife requires non-tribal members to utilize the services of tribal-approved guides. The tribal deer license is only valid within the reservation boundary or on Indian trust (sub-marginal) lands outside the reservation.
Upon an investigation by FWP game wardens, it was discovered that Moore harvested a mule deer buck in 2014, tagging it with his tribal license, on BLM land outside the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation boundary. Moore admitted that he harvested the deer while under the direction and supervision of his tribal guide Chase Morin, and Chase’s dad, Warren Morin. Moore did not have a state of Montana issued deer license at the time.
Moore forfeited bond and was subsequently found guilty for hunting without a valid license, and was ordered by Blaine County Justice Court to pay a fine of $535. The mule deer antlers, with the assistance of Texas game wardens, were returned to Montana.
Chase Morin plead guilty to ‘accountability’ involving Moore’s hunting without a valid license, and was ordered by Blaine County Justice Court to pay a fine of $135.
Warren Morin plead guilty to ‘solicitation’ involving Moore’s hunting without a valid license, and was ordered by Blaine County Justice Court to pay a fine of $135.
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