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Idaho Fish and Game says Randy Strickland, of Eagle, was arraigned in Valley County on misdemeanor charges of taking a game animal illegally and shooting from a public highway.

Fish and Game says the wolf was shot at about 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in an area closed to wolf hunting at the time.

Strickland 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 September 1. He said he later realized it was in the McCall-Weiser zone after seeing a map.

The agency says Strickland has pleaded not guilty.

If convicted, Strickland could face fines, loss of hunting privileges and up to six months in jail.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Nov. 16.

 

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