CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
MAY 6, 2010
Found camera leads to wildlife violation convictions
By Gregg Losinski, IDFG
A trail camera left at an
illegal bear bait in
Information stored on the
camera implicated a number of other individuals in illegal wildlife activities
The investigation resulted in the confiscation of numerous illegally taken trophy animals. Officers involved in the investigation said this was not about subsistence poaching to feed a family, but lust for trophy quality animals.
While investigators were able to charge Loosli with nearly 30 violations as the result of their investigation, legal maneuverings resulted in only the bull moose charge moving entirely through the court system.
Loosli's sentence issued April 12 included:
· Nine-year revocation of hunting privileges.
· One-year of determinant, two years indeterminate jail time (suspended).
$10,000 civil penalty to be
paid to the State of
· $500 in fines plus $181 in court costs.
· 150 hours of community service.
30 days in jail served in
· Shall not carry any weapons during probation.
Daniel Parker of
"This case demonstrates the distance that wildlife criminals will cover, as well as the staggering number of animals that they can illegally kill over the course of a few years," Idaho Fish and Game Regional Investigator Robert Howe said.