A northern Idaho man who shot and killed a wolf will spend six months on unsupervised probation.
The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/1Gj4kiD) 54-year-old Forrest Mize was convicted by a jury Thursday and can petition to remove the crime from his record if he completes his probation without violations.
Mize says he shot the wolf in self-defense. He later decided to keep the pelt, bringing it to a taxidermist and buying a tag.
Defense lawyer Michael Palmer says Mizer thought he was killing a coyote.
Kootenai County Deputy Prosecutor Tony Clinger argued in court that the case came down to the fact that Mize didn’t have the required tag before he shot the wolf.
Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com