A Colorado man was convicted of poaching a mountain lion after a months-long investigation into unlawful searching and outfitting within the state, officers stated on Thursday.
Andrew Pashley, 35, pleaded responsible to the unlawful sale of massive sport wildlife and unlawful possession of a mountain lion in Denver final month, in accordance with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Pashley used hounds and a truck for the unlawful searching. He took a $3,000 fee from one other Colorado man in January of 2017 to trace and kill the animal.
“Illegal and unethical actions like what Mr. Pashley participated in put a black eye on hunters, outfitters and houndsmen,” CPW Wildlife Officer Joe Nicholson stated.
“Pashley’s actions are those of a poacher, not a hunter, and it is good to bring somebody like Pashley to justice.”
He was sentenced to 2 years of supervised probation and a court-ordered suspension of all searching, fishing and trapping-related actions in Colorado.