Eight accused of multiple hunting violations

By Sarah Pridgeon

Throughout the month of July, eight people associated with Devils Tower business Whitetail Creek Outfitters will appear in Crook County Circuit Court to address more than 100 alleged violations of Wyoming statutes, from unlicensed activities to using unauthorized equipment while hunting.
The issue came to light during an investigation by the Wyoming Board of Professional Guides and Outfitters and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, under the oversight of John Demaree, Laramie Wildlife Investigator.
Among the statutes that were allegedly violated are several counts of acting as a professional guide without a license. No person may engage in the business of outfitting, providing guide serves or packing big game without a license to do so.
People associated with the business also stand accused of failing to report violations of federal and state laws and regulations and taking trophy game animals without license or during a closed season.
They allegedly also took furbearing animals without a license. Finally, a number of alleged violations are associated with the outfitters transporting Wyoming game outside the state without an accompanying game tag.
The alleged violations, according to court documents, took place between 2004 and 2013.
Bradley Greba, Timothy Freed, Richard Lemay, Wade Spracher, Michael Brooks, James Schump, Ronald Mummert and Kimmel Evans must each appear in Circuit Court for arraignment. While Mummert and Evans have already done so, the remaining people on the list are expected to do so throughout July.