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Fargo man fined for elk poaching in TRNP

BISMARCK -- Lucas Pagel of Fargo has paid a fine for unlawfully taking an elk from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon announced today in a press release.

BISMARCK -- Lucas Pagel of Fargo has paid a fine for unlawfully taking an elk from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon announced today in a press release.

On Sept. 6, Pagel and his father, Randy Pagel hunted elk outside the west boundary of the park's South Unit, north of Medora in Billings County. Lucas Pagel had an either-sex elk license for Unit E3.

Lucas Pagel shot through the park fence and wounded a bull elk. He shot a second time, killing the elk within the park, according to the release.

They entered the park by crossing under a fence, quartered it and transported the elk to Fargo, according to the release.

Lucas Pagel paid $1,525 for unlawfully taking, possessing and transporting the elk in violation of the Lacey Act; paid $500 to the North Dakota Report All Poachers program in-lieu of forfeiture of the firearm used to take the elk; and paid $500 to the park. He forfeited the cape, rack and meat to the park.

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Randy Pagel paid $75 for unlawfully removing the elk from the park, according to the release.

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