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New Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty to Importing Illegally-Harvested Moose Antlers and Hide

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Daniel F. Dyer, 57, of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Canada pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to importing illegally-taken moose antlers and a hide.

According to court records, on September 28, 2013, Daniel Dyer, a Canadian outfitter and guide, arranged for Richard Eaton, a West Virginia resident, to unlawfully harvest a moose in New Brunswick using a license issued to a New Brunswick resident.  Dyer later brought the hide and antlers of the moose through Maine. Dyer delivered the hide to a taxidermist in Pennsylvania and the antlers to Eaton in West Virginia.  In 2014, Eaton was convicted in federal court of receiving the illegally-taken moose.

The defendant faces up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Enforcement Division of Environment Canada (New Brunswick).


Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated May 18, 2018