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Northern Minnesota man sentenced for hunting violations

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Duluth Minnesota 424 W. First St. 55802

BAUDETTE, Minn. -- A Baudette man will serve 90 days in jail and lose his hunting privileges for three years as part of his sentence for illegal bear and deer hunting activities.

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Keith R. Slick, 33, was sentenced July 9 in Lake of the Woods County Court on numerous counts including felony fleeing in a motor vehicle, gross misdemeanor second degree driving while intoxicated, gross misdemeanor transporting a big game animal, lending/borrowing a bear license, two counts of taking/possessing an over-limit of bear and one count of failing to register a bear, a news release by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

Sentencing included 90 days in jail, 30 days electronic home monitoring and 120 hours of community service.

Fines and restitution totaled $2,090. The court reported that $11,000 in fines and fees and a one year jail sentence were stayed pending successful completion of probation. Conditions of probation include no firearms possession or drinking for three years.

A forfeited rifle and bow used in the violations will be sold at a state auction later this year.

Anyone witnessing a fish or wildlife violation is encouraged to contact the 24-hour, toll-free Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 800-652-9093. Cell phone users can dial #TIP.

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