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Stephen Donald Battin Sr.

Man charged in poaching, pot operation

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A Big Lake man faces a litany of hunting violations after DNR conservation officers raided a hunting camp weeks before deer season opened.


Stephen Donald Battin Sr., 60, also faces a Third Degree Controlled Substance charge when the officers found 42 pounds of pot growing adjacent to the camp.

He is scheduled for an omnibus hearing this winter in Hubbard County District Court.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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