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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chilton Man Sentenced For Federal Wildlife Violations

United States Attorney James L. Santelle, announced that on October 20, 2014, Todd David Doughty (age: 50), owner of the “Thunderbird Game Farm” in Chilton, Wisconsin, was sentenced to five years probation, ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, and had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revoked for five years by Chief United States District Court Judge William C. Griesbach. Doughty had previously been convicted for a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in violation of Title 16, United States Code, Sections 703(a), 707(b)(2) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2. 

According to the plea agreement and other documents filed with the court, Doughty illegally engaged in the sale of sausage containing Snow Goose, a migratory bird. While sentencing the defendant, Chief Judge Griesbach noted a litany of past wildlife offenses which “spoke to the defendant’s character” and his “disregard for wildlife laws” which necessitated the lengthy revocation of hunting privileges. As a convicted felon, Doughty may never again possess a firearm for any purpose.     

The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

Updated January 29, 2015