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Authorities nab 4 men in elk poaching cases

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho. - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says a series of hotline tips helped nab four men in elk poaching investigations in northern Idaho.

Agency enforcement officials say they have charged 56-year-old Roland Hall, a Bonners Ferry veterinarian, and his hunting partner, 32-year-old Dennis Liermann Jr., with illegally killing elk September 5 near Priest Lake, one day before the start of archery season.

In a separate investigation, wardens say they cited a Washington hunter for shooting an elk with a pistol in Shoshone County during archer season. His friend was cited for putting his own tag on the elk.

The agency's regional conservation officer Craig Walker says citizen tips are key to enforcing state hunting rules.

Hall and Liermann are each charged with one count of taking an elk before the start of the season, a felony.

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