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Michigan man found guilty in unlicensed outfitting operation in Phillips and Valley counties

Wendall Matson was fined over $10,000 and lost privileges for eighteen months


March 17, 2021

Wendall Matson, from Birch Run, Michigan, has pled “no contest” and was subsequently found guilty on charges of multiple infractions related to illegally outfitting in Phillips and Valley counties. Matson was ordered to pay over $10,000 in fines and restitution and has lost his privileges to hunt, fish or trap for 18 months in Montana and all states that are part of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

Matson, a former licensed guide who had worked with outfitters in the Hinsdale and Glasgow area, was operating as an unlicensed outfitter on Block Management and public lands in both...

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