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Nevada Prosecutor Guilty Of Misdemeanor Poaching Charge

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Lander County's chief deputy district attorney faces more than $3,000 fines and fees after pleading guilty to an illegal hunting charge.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports 72-year-old Hy T. Forgeron of Battle Mountain entered the plea Monday to a misdemeanor charge in a plea deal with prosecutors. He originally was charged last fall with felony unlawful killing of a big game animal.

State wildlife officials say Forgeron shot and killed an antelope in September while hunting with another hunter who didn't have a legal hunting tag. They say the other hunter wounded the animal before Forgeron fired the fatal shot near the Bull Run Reservoir about 70 miles north of Elko.

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Forgeron faces a $2,500 civil penalty, a $500 criminal penalty and $640 in court fees. He also loses his hunting privileges for three years.