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Disabled veteran pushes for deer rule change in Idaho

Craig Walker, regional conservation officer for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in Coeur d'Alene, said Brummett was cited for hunting whitetail deer over bait last month at the Tall Pines wildlife area at Hayden Lake.

"The officer (who wrote the ticket) certainly thought he had a good enough case," Walker said Monday.

Possible fines will be up to a judge, Walker said, but state law says they can range from $25 to $1,000. Hunters can also get up to six months in jail and lose their hunting privileges for three years.

Brummett hopes publicity from his case, and any time he might spend in jail, can lead to a relaxation of the rules on baiting deer for disabled veteran hunters.

"I'm trying to get them to think more about disabled veterans," Brummett said in an interview. Full story. David Cole, Cda Press

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.