Idaho Man Accused of Leaving Two Moose to Rot
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man authorities say shot and killed two moose and left one to rot is facing felony charges of taking and wasting wildlife.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Sunday that 59-year-old Richard L. Bolin Jr. of Dalton Gardens is scheduled to appear in Bonner County Magistrate Court on Feb. 27. Authorities say that hunters reported to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in September 2012 that Bolin shot and killed two moose in the Lost Creek drainage.
Authorities say Bolin later told a conservation officer he mistook the second, larger moose for the smaller moose he shot first. The first moose was left to rot, as was part of the second. Bolin faces civil penalties of up to $20,000.