Idaho Man Gets Probation for Shooting Dog, Mistook for Wolf
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (AP) — 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.