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Idaho man faces charge for wasting elk

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 13:15:16-04

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) -- A Twin Falls man has been charged with a felony for killing two bull elk and leaving the meat to waste.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the man is scheduled to appear in court next week, when the judge will decide if there is probable cause to charge him with felony waste of a trophy elk.

He has pleaded not guilty to waste of a spike elk and exceeding the bag limit for elk, both misdemeanors.

 According to court documents, the man admitted to a conservation officer that he killed two elk last fall and took only their heads.

The felony charge is punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of $50,000 and a lifetime revocation of hunting privileges.