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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 18, 2018

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

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).

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Wildlife
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Contact: 
Jim Moore Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated May 18, 2018