Central Oregon man sentenced for poisoning Idaho wolf

Posted at 12:37 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 15:58:57-04

An Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in the central Idaho wilderness -- leading to the death of a wolf and a dog --  has been sentenced to ten days in jail and ordered to pay $10,000 to reimburse the state for investigative costs.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports Tim Clemens of Hines, Oregon, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of poisoning animals and one count of unlawful take of big game.

Idaho Fish and Game launched an investigation in January after two dogs were poisoned, one of which survived.

Authorities tied the poisoning to a field-dressed deer carcass in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Authorities say tests on a wolf carcass found nearby confirmed it had ingested the poison.

(by Associated Press)