Hunters Charged with Multiple Charges in Roosevelt County, Montana

Hunters Charged with Hunting Without Licenses and Unlawful Possession of Buck in Roosevelt County

Walter Pawlowski (53) of Bellville, Texas, with unlawfully killed mule deer buck
Walter Pawlowski (53) of Bellville, Texas, with unlawfully killed mule deer buck
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana -(Ammoland.com)- A group of hunters from Texas, Michigan and Montana were charged for several crimes in Roosevelt County, including hunting without licenses and possessing and transporting an unlawfully killed mule deer buck.  The incident took place in 2009.

The incident took place in 2009.

            The men were hunting on Block Management land along Big Muddy Creek in Roosevelt County when they fired upon a mule deer buck.  Two of the men involved in shooting at the deer did not have licenses, including the man who initially wounded it.

Walter Pawlowski (53) of Bellville, Texas, was charged with hunting without a valid license.  Pawlowski agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the Roosevelt County Attorney’s office before Justice of the Peace Penny Hendrickson, for hunting and wounding a mule deer buck without a license.  As part of the deferred prosecution agreement, Pawlowski was assessed $500 in restitution and must be law-abiding for 6 months.

Michael Alber (47) of Wyoming, Michigan, was charged with hunting without a valid license and fined $535.  Alber was also given a written warning for possessing and transporting an unlawfully killed mule deer buck.

Three other men in the group, two from Texas and one from Montana, were given written warnings for possessing and transporting an unlawfully killed mule deer buck. 

This case also involved teamwork and collaboration with other state agencies.  According to Lennie Buhmann, the FWP investigator involved with the case, “We wouldn’t have been able to conclude the case and complete a successful investigation without the assistance from five Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens in the Houston area.”

Anyone with information about crimes involving fish, wildlife or park regulations is encouraged to call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

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