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Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:28 PM

Troy Downing and a well, well, well from me.

[link:http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/crime/troy-downing-pleads-guilty-to-hunting-violations/article_c0e38fb9-ce28-565c-8cb8-ed4739cc8606.html|

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Reply Troy Downing and a well, well, well from me. (Original post)
GemDigger Jul 2018 OP
MontanaMama Jul 2018 #1
GemDigger Jul 2018 #4
MontanaMama Jul 2018 #5
GemDigger Jul 2018 #6
MontanaMama Jul 2018 #7
GemDigger Jul 2018 #8
calimary Jul 2018 #2
GemDigger Jul 2018 #3
calimary Jul 2018 #9
GemDigger Jul 2018 #10

Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:42 PM

1. Womp womp.

Montana dodged a bullet with this one.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:06 AM

4. We sure did.

Now we just need to get rid of the other two.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:15 AM

5. I'm with you on that.

Can't wait to see Gianforte G O N E.

Welcome to DU GemDigger! Tell me, are you a gem digger?

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:22 AM

6. And his buddy Daines.

Yes I am! rocks, rubies, garnets, sapphires, agates, gold. I love playing in the dirt and Montana sure is a treasure state.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:40 AM

7. And Daines....that little weasel.

So happy to have another Montana friend here on DU!

Oh dear. I'm a rock hound myself. An amateur anyway. I can lose hours picking through dirt, gravel etc.

Cheers!

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:47 AM

8. I have lost hours and had to be reminded to eat/drink.

And I say ya-ya, I will soon. As the hours drift away.....

Keep looking down! Cheers!

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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:47 PM

2. Welcome to DU, GemDigger!

Sounds like a good find! I can't get into the link because of a pop-up questionnaire that's now stuck. But I take it there's upbeat news there.

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Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:05 AM

3. Thank you calimary.

Here is a little piece of it for you.

Gallatin County Justice Court Judge Bryan Adams ordered Downing — who unsuccessfully ran for this year’s Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in November — pay a $2,110 fine and any court fees.

Additionally, Adams ordered Downing forfeit any hunting, fishing or trapping license issued by the state for the next 18 months, and serve a one-year deferred sentence.

Downing must also forfeit and surrender possession of any elk taken from Nov. 2011 to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks within 45 days.
“These offenses, obviously, could have added up to a lot of forfeiture of your privileges, so, in essence, 18 months is not a bad situation for you at this point,” Adams said.

Christopher Williams, Downing’s attorney, asked the court for the one-year deferred sentence and referenced cases similar to Downing’s that resulted in deferred sentences. Williams argued that the degree of harm is minimal in Downing’s case because it only involves revenue and there was no victim.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 01:45 PM

9. Hey thank you, back!

Good to have you with us. OUR numbers here at DU keep growing, too. As do the benefits! Lots of helpful people here (so obviously you fit right in) and so many who bring such lavish wealth of perspective and expertise to this community!

It’s like our very own think tank. We have scholars and academics, legal eagles and governmental insiders, writers and journalists, scientists and researchers, experts and practitioners in umpteen different fields, doctors and other medical people, students and teachers in all fields, moms and dads, aunts and uncles and grandparents, the military - current and retired, artists and performers of every stripe, people from every corner of the globe, every color of skin, every age, every sexual persuasion, every social and income level, and every slice of every political pie. Multiple languages are used and spoken, multiple faiths and belief systems, and NON-believers of all kinds. Philosophers and thinkers, tastemakers and opinion-makers, historians, longtime activists and newbies, athletes, sports freaks, the physically active and the disabled, every category of worker and business owner, volunteers, and hobbyists of all kinds. WE are the rainbow here. It’s an embarrassment of riches. Everybody had something of value to bring to our increasingly large and ever-expanding table.

I learn something new here, pretty much every day.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 05:34 PM

10. I think you covered everyone and everything.

Thank you for such a warm welcome.

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