DENVER (AP) — A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that 56-year-old Christopher W. Loncarich of Mack was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years’ probation for illegally killing wildlife.

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Loncarich sold bobcat and mountain lion hunts for up to $7,500. Loncarich and his assistants would locate cats prior to a client’s arrival and then “shorten up” the hunt by caging the animals, then releasing them when the client was present. Sometimes cats were shot in the paws or stomach.

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Loncarich also took people who didn’t have Utah licenses on hunts in Utah.

Three of Loncarich’s guides were sentenced to probation.

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