Great sportsmen & women

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 1998:

New Hampshire Wildlife
Federation  on executive director Mary
Barton, 55, pleaded innocent on March
4 to a poaching charge––but admitted she
used her tag on a moose shot by New
Zealand hunting preserve owner Alan
Stewart in October 1997, while she was
not present. Two other men were
charged as accessories, including former
New Hampshire state legislator and Fish
and Game Commissioner Herbert
Wendell Locke, 61, president
of the Portland chapter of the 5,000-
member Oregon Hunters Association, is
reportedly facing possible expulsion for
participating in burning a cross on the
lawn of Oregon Humane Society director
Sharon Harmon after the 1996 passage
of a referendum ban on using dogs
to hunt bears and pumas. Locke pledged
to write a letter of apology and do community
service at the humane society
instead of facing criminal charges,

Harmon told Bill Monroe of the
Portland Oregonian. The apology
described the cross-burning as a practical
joke and appeared in a paper with a circulation
of just 400––and according to
Harmon, Locke never did do the community
Samuel Scott Sheffield, 32,
of Albany, Kentucky, host of the TV
hunting show Sheffield Outdoors, pleaded
not guilty in mid-March to 651 misdeamnor
counts of practicing taxidermy
without a license, failing to keep proper
business records, and illegal possession
of wildlife. If convicted, Sheffield could
be fined up to $260,000.

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