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Oregon man sentenced for poisoning wolf in Idaho wilderness, also killing dog

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A central Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in a central Idaho wilderness leading to the death of a wolf and a dog has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and ordered to pay $10,000 to reimburse the state for investigative costs. The Idaho Mountain Express reports ( that Tim Clemens of Hines, Oregon, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of poisoning animals and one count of unlawful take of big game. Idaho Fish and Game launched an investigation in January after two dogs were poisoned, one of which survived. Authorities tied the poisoning to a field-dressed deer carcass in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Authorities say tests on a wolf carcass found nearby confirmed it had ingested the poison.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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