Great Falls man charged with poaching 2 bull elk in Elkhorn Mountains

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HELENA, Montana — A Great Falls man has pleaded not guilty to charges he poached two bull elk in southwestern Montana in 2012 and 2014.

The Helena Independent Record reports ( ) Casey McGee was formally charged Friday in Broadwater County District Court with felony possession of a game animal.

He also faces misdemeanor charges of hunting bull elk without a permit in the Elkhorn Mountains.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks this summer investigated the 31-year-old and two other men who have been collecting elk antlers.

In a separate case, McGee has pleaded guilty to trespassing on restricted state lands and a private ranch in northwestern Montana and pleaded guilty to an over-limit cow elk charge.

He faces up to five years in prison and fines totaling more than $50,000.

Information from: Independent Record,

Information from: Independent Record,

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