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Idaho man gets probation for shooting dog, mistook for wolf

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A North Idaho man who fatally shot a dog after his father reportedly told him "to shoot the wolf" has been sentenced to two years of probation. A North Idaho man who fatally shot a dog after his father reportedly told him "to shoot the wolf" has been sentenced to two years of probation.
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho -

A North Idaho man who fatally shot a dog after his father reportedly told him "to shoot the wolf" has been sentenced to two years of probation.
    
The Spokesman-Review of Spokane reports that Collin Cossairt was also ordered to pay $1,275 in restitution and fines when he was sentenced Thursday in Idaho's District Court.
    
Cossairt was found guilty of three misdemeanor hunting violations, including shooting from a vehicle, shooting across a road and hunting without a tag. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful.
    
His father, Kevin Cossairt, served four days in jail after being found guilty of aiding in a misdemeanor.
    
The May 2015 shooting occurred after the state's hunting season for wolves had closed.
    
A husky-malamute mix died at a Sandpoint veterinarian's office. Another dog was struck by the same bullet but survived.
    
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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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