Parker outfitter, clients fined for illegal hunts
November 19, 2010
DENVER (AP) – A Longtime Colorado hunting guide and three out-of-state clients have been fined nearly $40,000 after pleading guilty to illegally hunting deer on the state’s eastern plains.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife says 56-year-old outfitter Thomas Tietz of Parker has been fined $13,750 and faces the lifetime loss of hunting and fishing privileges in Colorado and several other states. Authorities say his clients illegally transferred their licenses to each other and one person hunted outside the permitted area.
Authorities say 56-year-old Thomas Franks of Harrisburg, Ill., and 35-year-old Amy Word of Newburgh, Ind., were each fined $11,968. Fifty-seven-year-old Blaise Pignotti of St. Louis, Mo., was fined $1,968.