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ANTI-WOLF ACTIVIST SENTENCED IN BLAINE COUNTY POACHING CASE

June 14, 2011 - The Idaho Statesman
Anti-wolf activist Anthony Mayer will spend 6 years on probation, must pay a $2,300 fine, must complete 100 hours of community service and cannot have a hunting and fishing license for 3 years for poaching an elk out of season in 2009.

Mayer was sentenced in Blaine County Magistrate court on Friday, June 3, according to a release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The judge also suspended a 220 day prison sentence, according to the release.

Mayer pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges; hunting without a tag, hunting without an archery validation, and taking a bull elk during the closed season.

Mayer shot and recovered the bull on Oct. 3, 2009. The general archery season closed on Sept. 30 of that year. He had purchased an elk tag on October 4, at the Smiley Creek Lodge on his way home to Twin Falls, the release said.

Mayer is the founder of www.saveelk.com, a website that protests the reintroduction of wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains. "This case could not have been solved and successfully prosecuted without the information provided to us by vigilant members of the public," said Josh Royse, Idaho Fish and Game investigator. "Concerned sportsmen are the ones that make the difference."

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE IN THE IDAHO STATESMAN HERE

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