No Prosecution for Dog Shooter

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(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Bingham County officials will not prosecute a man who fatally shot a hunting dog last month near Springfield. Investigators say the Golden Labrador was running through tall sagebrush about 50 yards away when the shooter noticed the dog. He then stopped, got out of his pickup, and shot the dog, which he reportedly mistook for a coyote. No criminal charges will be filed, because authorities aren’t sure that the man’s actions warrant any punishment. They are, however, recommending that his hunting license be revoked for two years for shooting from a roadway.


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