ID: Elk poacher gets lifetime hunting ban
March 27, 2010
Elk poacher gets lifetime hunting ban by Associated Press
SALMON, Idaho -- An Idaho Falls man who last month pleaded guilty to a
felony violation of unlawful taking of multiple big-game animals has been
stripped of his hunting privileges for life.
The sentence 54-year-old Jerry G. Ferguson received earlier this week in
7th District also includes 60 days in jail, a $7,500 fine, and a prohibition
from being in hunting camps or possessing a firearm in the field for 10
According to court documents Ferguson shot and killed five cow elk during
a hunting trip near Salmon in central Idaho on Dec. 5, 2008.
Authorities say Ferguson retrieved one elk but left the others in the
Lemhi County Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Withers tells the Post Register
it's one of the most egregious poaching cases he's ever seen.
Ferguson's lifetime hunting ban can be reviewed in 10 years.
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