$500 fine for helicopter incident in Bob Marshall Wilderness

$500? Well, that’s a real deterrent for a guy with a helicopter.

A Bozeman man who illegally landed a helicopter on a sandbar in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in May has been sentenced to pay a $500 fine, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

LINK (via: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

Samuel and Sara Schwerin landed a helicopter on the South Fork of the Flathead River on May 16. Two men on horseback found and reported the couple to the Forest Service.

LINK (via: Hungry Horse News)


2 thoughts on “$500 fine for helicopter incident in Bob Marshall Wilderness

  1. Silver lining here is that hopefully our federal congress will take notice that the maximum fine needs to be changed to be more inline with the infraction. I would also suggest confiscation of the mechanised equipment (i.e. helicopter, mountain bike, OHV, etc…) used in the infraction.

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