Northwoods Man Charged After Grand Jury Decision

Apr 19, 2017

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An Arbor Vitae man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Madison on natural resources-related charges.

An indictment charging 33 year old Matt Raley alleges a hunt he guided took place on November 23, 2012.

The hunts took place on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Raley is owner and operator of Hideaway Hollow Outfitters, in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

Officials say the indictments charge Raley and two other defendants, while guiding a migratory waterfowl hunt, with allegedly directing a client to continue to kill ducks after the client had killed his daily bag limit.

The indictments allege that in each circumstance, the client was in fact an undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison.