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Idaho hunters fined for ‘chuting’

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HUNTING --Three southeastern Idaho men have been banned from hunting for a year after one of them used a powered parachute to spot deer and radio back information to two others on the ground.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a news release Monday says parachute flyer Braxton Tomlinson of Terreton, Jake Tanner of Rigby and Neil Wood of Dubois also received suspended jail sentences of 10 days.

Authorities say they responded in late October to the Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area following a report of a low-flying powered parachute.

The three men pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Court to violating Idaho rules prohibiting the use of aircraft to locate game and communicating that information to hunters on the ground.

The three also received $500 fines, with $400 suspended.

Rich Landers
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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