Saturday, February 27, 2016

Idaho man gets probation for shooting dog, mistook for wolf

Posted: Feb 27, 2016
A North Idaho man who fatally shot a dog after his father reportedly told him "to shoot the wolf" has been sentenced to two years of probation.   
 
A North Idaho man who fatally shot a dog after his father reportedly told him "to shoot the wolf" has been sentenced to two years of probation.
 
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho - A North Idaho man who fatally shot a dog after his father reportedly told him "to shoot the wolf" has been sentenced to two years of probation.
  
The Spokesman-Review of Spokane reports that Collin Cossairt was also ordered to pay $1,275 in restitution and fines when he was sentenced Thursday in Idaho's District Court.
  
Cossairt was found guilty of three misdemeanor hunting violations, including shooting from a vehicle, shooting across a road and hunting without a tag. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful.
  
His father, Kevin Cossairt, served four days in jail after being found guilty of aiding in a misdemeanor.
  
The May 2015 shooting occurred after the state's hunting season for wolves had closed.
  
A husky-malamute mix died at a Sandpoint veterinarian's office. Another dog was struck by the same bullet but survived.


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