Califonia Man Pleads Guilty On Poaching Charges In Colorado




A Southern California man pleaded guilty to multiple hunting violations that occured near Craig, a small town near the Wyoming about 200 miles northwest of Denver. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife office came down hard with its punishment:

Here’s more from the Craig Daily Press:

Kyle Odle, 29, of Menifee, California, appeared before a judge June 20 in the 14th Judicial District Court in Moffat County. Odle pleaded guilty and agreed to pay fines for a misdemeanor charge of aggravated illegal possession of wildlife involving the illegal take of three or more big game animals.

He received a 24-month deferred judgment and sentence for the charge on the condition that he not commit any additional violations during the two-year period.

He also pleaded guilty and was fined for two misdemeanor counts of providing false information to obtain resident big game licenses illegally, one misdemeanor count of hunting without a license, one misdemeanor count of illegal possession of a mule deer and one misdemeanor count of wasting game meat.

The cost comes to more than $5,000 in fines for the misdemeanor convictions, a mandatory $6,000 donation to Operation Game Thief and $5,500 in restitution to several hunters he guided illegally for profit.

Odle cannot hunt, fish, outfit or guide for two years and may receive up to a lifetime suspension of his hunting and fishing privileges in Colorado and 43 additional Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact States, pending a decision by the CPW Hearings Officer.