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Nine face charges for illegal elk killings


State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers referred charges to the Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney Office on June 9 for nine men from the St. John and Colfax areas for their roles in the illegal take of at least three elk on Oct. 5, 2019.

According to a press release from the WDFW, an investigation by WDFW Police officers, along with a Whitman County Sheriff's Office Deputy, shows the men illegally used vehicles to chase, corral and prevent the escape of a large herd of elk near Endicott-St.John Road and Mulkey Road, before they shot multiple elk with muzzleloaders from the road and...

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