Colorado Man Receives Lifetime Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Ban
By angelamontana

Posted: June 25, 2019

What are your thoughts on this?  Do you think Montana needs to be more strict with their punishments?

A Colorado man received a lifetime huntingfishing and trapping ban after an investigation into his activities led to a felony conviction.

Jeff Bodnar of Hartsel, Colo., was arrested and charged with 22 crimes related to illegal hunting and trapping activities, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Northeast region shared in a press release.

The 46-year-old, who has had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges suspended twice before, pleaded guilty in May to unlawful possession of two black bears and a mountain lion as well as possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission handed down the lifetime suspension in June, following an investigation that started in 2014 after a report was received that Bodnar was hunting and trapping while his license was suspended.

“Mr. Bodnar appears to possess a complete disregard for Colorado’s hunting laws and a total indifference for wildlife,” said wildlife officer Ian Petkash. “We take these investigations seriously because of the toll someone like this can take on local wildlife populations.”

To read the full article by Alexandra Deabler on FoxNews.com, click here.

(feature photo caption: Jeff Bodnar of Hartsel, Colo., was arrested and charged with 22 crimes related to illegal hunting and trapping activities.(Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission ​​​​​​)