Chippewa County man guilty of poaching

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A Chippewa County man has had his hunting and trapping privileges revoked and is on the hook for more than $36,000 in fines in what’s been described as the largest wolf-poaching case in the U.S.

Fifty-six-year-old Kurt Johnston Duncan of Pickford pleaded guilty last month to seven poaching crimes.

The plea came after an investigation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.

Duncan will spend 90 days in jail and be subject to 18-to-24 months probation.

In a plea agreement with the Chippewa County prosecutor, Duncan pleaded guilty to seven counts of poaching related offenses.