Ex-Hunting Show Host Fined Over Killing Elk, Deer

FWP says 28-year-old Matthew Alwine pleaded guilty to failing to obtain landowner permission while hunting game animals

By Justin Franz

SPOKANE — A Washington state man who hosted a cable hunting show is fined more than $12,000 for illegally killing deer and elk in Montana.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers say 28-year-old Matthew Alwine pleaded guilty to failing to obtain landowner permission while hunting game animals and was sentenced Wednesday.

Regional investigator Chad Murphy says some of those incidents aired on “Trophy State of Mind,” a cable show Alwine hosted.

Alwine pleaded guilty earlier this month to illegally obtaining hunting licenses in Montana. Those cost $90 for residents compared to $970 for out-of-state hunters.

Murphy said Alwine was fined and banned from hunting, fishing and trapping in Montana, Washington, Idaho and the 41 other states with reciprocal agreements.

The Spokesman-Review contacted Alwine, but he declined to comment.

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