Montana Man Pleads Guilty to Poaching in Sheridan County

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A Lodge Grass, Montana man recently pleaded guilty in Sheridan County Circuit Court to poaching a bull elk on private property in Sheridan County.

According to information provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional Office, Roman Whitemanrunshim was assessed $7,155 in fines and restitution by Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff. The elk was shot along Pass Creek Road on March 6, and Whitemanrunshim was cited for taking an antlered big game animal without a license, trespassing and shooting from a roadway. The hunting season for that area had closed on November 5, 2018. The head of the elk was removed along with the backstraps and both hindquarters.

The news release from the Game and Fish states that they received two tips about the incident after issuing a public announcement in March that led to further investigation by local game wardens that ultimately identified Whitmanrunshim as the suspect.