Idaho Fish and Game Investigating Poaching of Three Deer
DALTON GARDENS, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are investigating after three deer were found shot in three days within the northern Idaho city of Dalton Gardens. Department spokesman Phil Cooper told the Coeur d’Alene Press that some people in the town feed the deer and others wish they were gone.
Officials say the buck, doe and fawn carcasses were killed with a small-caliber bullet between Feb. 7 and Feb. 9. It’s not deer hunting season in northern Idaho, and shooting a deer out of season is a misdemeanor with a sentence of up to six months in jail. If someone kills more than one deer illegally within a year, they can be charged with a felony.