43 year old Alan Aronson of Bend is charged with leading illegal guiding and hunting activities in these areas, primarily for elk and buffalo. He did it on another person's ranch property without their consent.
Oregon State Police and the Fish and Wildlife Division say many of the hunters did not have valid hunting licenses or tags. Dozens of elk and 9 buffalo were killed.
Alan Aronson pleaded guilty to the charges. He will serve 30 days in jail, will have to pay 66 thousand in fines and restitution and will have his hunting license permanently suspended. His wife Emily pleaded no contest and will pay 15-thousand in fines and will lose her hunting license for three years.
Collectively, ten people have pleaded guilty to charges and 13 other people have cases pending.