GRAND JUNCTION – A 70-year-old Colorado outfitter and four employees of his business have been sentenced for multiple wildlife crimes committed during the 2016-17 hunting seasons.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department says Marvin Doherty and the others in his outfitter operation in Routt County must pay thousands of dollars in penalties for their crimes.
The Daily Sentinel reports that Doherty must also make a $20,000 donation to the Operation Game Thief wildlife violation tip line, is prohibited from hunting for four years and must forfeit two utility vehicles used extensively to commit the offenses.
The agency says the group led clients on public-land hunts using licenses valid only on private land, took wildlife illegally, trespassed and violated other laws.
None of those clients faces criminal charges.