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Charges Dropped In Grizzly Shooting

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has dropped misdemeanor charges against a Porthill, Idaho, man who shot and killed a grizzly bear in his yard. Instead, Jeremy M. Hill was issued a citation for the May 8 shooting of the male grizzly, and paid a $1,000 fine. A press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that state and federal wildlife officials were unable to establish the location of Hill’s children when three grizzly bears were first sighted in the yard, about forty yards from the Hill home. Hill told law enforcement officers that he last saw his children outside playing basketball in front of their home, but that he didn’t know where his children were when he saw the three grizzly bears near his pig pen. The two other bears ran off after Hill shot the 2-year-old male/Becky Kramer, SR. More here. (News Bonners Ferry photo/Mike Weland: Rachel Hill and she and Jeremy's six children attend husband/father Jeremy Hill's arraignment earlier this summer.)

Question: Good call by U.S. Attorney's Office?


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