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Unlawful hunting charges filed

Series: Crime Briefs | Story 24

September 3, 2020

COLFAX—Charges of unlawful hunting of big game in the second degree were filed Aug. 4 in District Court against four men. Department of Fish and Wildlife referred charges June 11, 2020, on nine people from the area for their alleged roles in the illegal take of at least three elk. Five charges were dismissed.

According to WDFW, an investigation by WDFW Police officers, along with a Whitman County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, allegedly showed that 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...

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