James Page faced six felony counts of unlawful possession of a game animal, two counts of felony tampering with evidence, one misdemeanor count of hunting without a license, and two counts of misdemeanor failure to obtain landowner permission for hunting. The tampering with evidence charges stemmed from accusations that following execution of a search warrant, James Page cut the antlers off two trophy bull elk and threw them in a pond.
William Page was charged with one felony count of unlawful possession of a game animal, one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of a game animal, and three counts of purchase of a resident hunting license by a nonresident.
Seven of the bulls met standards as trophy animals, which qualify as felonies in Montana. Bulls with at least six points on one side and scoring more than 320 inches under the Boone and Crockett system are considered trophies. The largest bull scored 365, according to investigators.