- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Newly released documents show a Montana state senator was fined $500 and had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges suspended after pleading guilty to poaching a whitetail deer.

A citation obtained by the Independent Record (http://bit.ly/2cW223q) on a public records request says Republican Sen. Roger Webb, of Billings had already harvested and tagged a mule deer buck when he shot a whitetail buck last November. The citation says he shot onto private land where he didn’t have permission and that the whitetail met trophy standards for restitution under Montana game laws.

Webb pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in April after initially pleading not guilty in the case.

The senator declined to comment when reached by phone Thursday.

He is running for re-election against Democrat Paul J. Van Tricht.

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Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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