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Idaho jury convicts Rammell in elk poaching case

Rex Rammell, shown with his campaign RV, announced in mid-May that he’s running for governor. (Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Rex Rammell, shown with his campaign RV, announced in mid-May that he’s running for governor. (Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

HUNTING — In case you missed the news, an eastern Idaho jury on Friday convicted former gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell of illegally shooting and killing a cow elk in December.

The jury of six people deliberated about an hour before finding Rammell guilty of misdemeanor unlawful possession of wildlife, according to the Associated Press.

His hunting license was suspended for two years and he was ordered to serve 180 days in jail, with all but five days of the jail sentence suspended.

Rammell was told to pay a $250 process fee as well as $1,500 in fines, suspending $500 of the fines.

Rammell says he didn’t get a fair trial and will appeal. Because of the appeal, Rammell’s jail sentence was stayed.



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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