Judge Gets It Right In Sentencing Poacher!

Cameron Dow Overcast was sentenced last week for poaching two bull elk in Montana.

Overcast was sentenced to almost three years in prison with all but six months suspended. He was also banned from hunting, fishing, and trapping for 25 years.

Overcast was sentenced on seven counts of waste of a game animal, game fish, or game bird (two counts), hunting or fishing during closed season (two counts), failure to obtain landowner permission for hunting, unlawful hunting from public highway, and hunting from a motor vehicle.

Overcast was ordered to pay Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks a total of $9,000 in restitution.

Game wardens were notified about a 7×7 bull elk that was killed. They also discovered a 6×6 bull elk on the same hillside. Wardens were able to determine the elk were shot and left to waste.

Overcast pleaded guilty to all charges on March 7 after waiving his right to counsel.

He is serving his jail sentence at the Valley County Detention Center with an option of going to treatment after serving at least 30 days.