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Hoyt busted for poaching | Preston Citizen

Hoyt busted for poaching

January 22, 2014

A wildlife backer and past director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition has pleaded guilty to poaching two elk in Caribou County.

Marv Hoyt, of Idaho Falls, acknowledged in court he illegally killed two cow elk during a November hunting trip to Caribou County.

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Hoyt has criticized mining activities in Caribou County and southeastern Idaho.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials said Hoyt killed three elk and left the meat of two to rot in a field.

He had only one valid elk tag when the incident took place on Nov. 2.

Hoyt pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors, unlawful taking of game and wasteful destruction of wildlife.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended, fined more than $2,100 and ordered to pay $2,750 in restitution.

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