Allagash ranger charged with illegal moose kill

Posted Sept. 22, 2008, at 8:28 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:39 a.m.

TOWNSHIP 15, RANGE 10 — Two people, including an Allagash Wilderness Waterway ranger were summoned Thursday for hunting moose in closed season and for night hunting.

Ranger Reid Caron, 30, and Jess McBrearty, 44, both of Allagash, are expected to make their initial appearances on the Class D charges Dec. 19 at Fort Kent District Court, according to Lt. Doug Tibbetts of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The minimum sentence for a Class D offense is a $1,000 fine and three days in jail and the maximum is a $2,000 fine and up to a year in jail.

McBrearty also was charged with shooting from a motor vehicle, cultivating marijuana and possession of a usable amount of marijuana, Tibbetts said Friday.

The department received a call regarding a dead moose that had been shot in Township 15, Range 10 at Mile 12 on the St. Francis Road, which prompted the investigation that resulted in the charges, Tibbetts said.

The matter was investigated by IF&W Wardens Chad Abbott, Gary Sibley and Jeff Spencer.

The waterway ranger works for the state Department of Conservation.

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