For nature photographers, beware of the local laws when photographing. One photographer found out the hard way in Montana and got sentenced for 10 days in jail and $1,035 in fines. The details are on the PDN Web site.
A Montana wildlife photographer has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $1,035 for illegally feeding bighorn sheep, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department. The agency said 35-year-old Ryan Molde of Big Sky, Montana fed the sheep “for the purpose of drawing the animals in to photograph them with Lone Peak in the background.”
Montana state law prohibits the feeding of wildlife “or knowingly providing supplemental feed attractants to game animals.”