Crow Tribe Game Warden Convicted of Poaching Elk

Herrera maintained the he thought he was on the Crow Reservation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A jury has convicted a Montana tribal game warden of poaching in northern Wyoming.

After the jury in Sheridan returned its verdict Friday, Circuit Court Judge Shelley A. Cundiff sentenced Clayvin Herrera to one year of unsupervised probation and fined him $7,500.

In addition, the Casper Star-Tribune reports that Herrera is not allowed to hunt in any state for the next three years. However, the restriction does not apply to Herrera’s right to hunt on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Herrera is a member of the Crow Tribe.

Herrera maintained the he thought he was on the Crow Reservation in Montana when he killed an antlered elk in January 2014.

Prosecutors said the elk was taken about a mile inside Wyoming.

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