2 Michigan Men Sentenced For Poaching

Sheridan Senior Game Warden Bruce Scigliano (Game and Fish photo)
Sheridan Senior Game Warden Bruce Scigliano (Game and Fish photo)

Two 30-year-old Michigan men have been convicted of poaching antelope northeast of Sheridan, according to the Game and Fish, resulting from an incident last September.

Steven Dubois, 30, of Mount Pleasant, Mich. pleaded guilty to taking a big game animal without a license taking an antelope with a firearm during a special archery season. Christopher Cody Dennis, 30, of Fenton, Mich. pleaded guilty to accessory to the taking of a big game animal without a license and also with taking an antelope with a firearm during special archery season.

Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge John Sampson sentenced each to pay $1,580 in fines. Dubois' hunting and fishing privileges were revoked for 2 years and Dennis received a 12-year ban. The ban includes Wyoming and all members of the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact, including Michigan.

The investigation began after an anonymous tip was made to Sheridan senior game warden Bruce Scigliano that Dennis had killed an antelope on state land off Decker Highway northeast of Sheridan without a license.

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