Outfitter Christopher W. Loncarich of Mack, CO pleaded guilty last week to one count of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act, which prohibits the interstate transportation and sale of any wildlife in a way that violates a state law.
Loncarich and his assistant guides organized a handful of illegal outings for mountain lions and bobcats in Colorado and Utah from 2007 to 2010. The crew trapped and caged the wild cats before "hunts" to make it easier for their clients, according to the Denver Post.
It's likely that the clients had no idea what Loncarich was up to, but time will tell.
This from the Post: "Loncarich charged between $3,500 and $7,500 for mountain lion hunts and between $700 and $1,500 for bobcat hunts. He split the take with assistant guides.