ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Eye On Boise

F&G chief pleads guilty to hunting trespass charge, pays $500 fine

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press:  GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s top fish and game official has pleaded guilty to one count of trespass to hunt and ordered to pay a $500 fine. Idaho Fish and Game Director Cal Groen told a judge Tuesday he wasn’t hunting on the property near Elk City on Oct. 13, but just assisting others tracking an elk. Groen said only after crossing on to the land did he realize it was private and closed to public hunting. The Lewiston Tribune reports Groen was also given a withheld judgment by Magistrate Randall Robinson. The 63-year-old director was charged with three others for crossing on to the property without permission. Groen has said his partners previously hunted the land but were unaware it changed ownership. Groen says the lesson is hunters can’t assume they have permission to hunt on private land.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Boise.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here