Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fish and Game Investigates Wildlife Violations, Seeks Information on Poached Deer

Posted By on Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Officials with Idaho Fish and Game are looking for information regarding an incident of poaching, which occured between Thursday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 9, in Kootenai County.

Small caliber bullets killed a buck, a doe and a fawn whitetail deer, left to waste at two different locations within the boundaries of Dalton Gardens, outside Coeur d'Alene.

The unlawful killing of a deer, according to Fish and Game, is a misdemeanor carrying a possible fine of up to $1,000 and a six-month jail term, but illegally killing more than one deer within a 12-month period can lead to felony charges. A release also noted it is illegal to discharge a firearm within the Dalton Gardens city limits.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Fish and Game at 208-769-1414 or the Citizens Against Poaching hot line at 1-800-632-5999.

Meanwhile in the Teton Basin, conservation officers have responded to recent violations, including illegal wolf trapping and hunting. James D. Fullmer of Tetonia admitted to taking a gray wolf without a tag on Jan. 31, after officers wrapped up a similar case Dec. 31.

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