ID Hunter cited for wolf poaching
SW Idaho man cited for wolf poaching
September 9, 2009
BOISE, Idaho -- An Idaho man was cited for wolf poaching after killing a
female pup from a public road while standing behind his pickup truck in an
area where wolf hunting wasn't legal.
The Eagle resident, whose name wasn't released, was cited Tuesday after
shooting the young wolf Sunday evening in the McCall-Wieser wolf zone. It
doesn't open to hunting until Oct. 1. In addition, it's illegal to hunt from
a public road.
The man called the Department of Fish and Game's 24-hour hotline to
report the kill, maintaining it was shot in the Sawtooth zone where hunting
began Sept. 1. He said he later realized it was in the McCall-Weiser zone
after seeing a map.
The kill will be subtracted from the McCall-Weiser zone's hunt quota,
reducing the total that can be shot legally here to 14.
His rifle, camera and wolf tag were seized, along with the pup's hide and
skull. An investigation continues and no charges have been filed with the
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