Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Couple who used a helicopter to illegally land on a sandbar to go fishing fined $500

From last month:
Two horsemen on a recent trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness [in Montana] said they found something they never expected: A couple fishing on a sandbar of the South Fork of the Flathead after allegedly landing a helicopter there.

Federal law specifically prohibits motorized or mechanical use in the wilderness boundary


“We asked this guy if this was his helicopter, his reply was ‘ya nice way to go ha.’
A Bozeman man 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.