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3 charged in separate wildlife violations

TETONIA, Idaho - Three Teton County, Idaho, men are facing poaching-related charges.

One has been charged with pointing a firearm at a fish and game officer and shooting wildlife illegally. Authorities say Seth Mills of Driggs pointed a shotgun at Idaho Fish and Game officer Lauren Wendt in November during her investigation into illegal hunting activity. Mills was also charged with two wildlife violations, including hunting migratory birds protected under federal law without a license.

Another incident involved a Tetonia man who has been cited for illegal trapping, hunting a gray wolf without a tag and possession of an unlawfully taken gray wolf.

According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the incident occurred Dec. 31, 2012. Then on Jan. 31, James D. Fullmer confessed to conservation officers he had taken a gray wolf near Squirrel Creek in Fremont County without a tag.

In a separate case, another Tetonia man has been cited with illegal taking of a trophy animal. Conservation officers said Ben Brown killed a mule deer buck in Teton Canyon. A Boone and Crockett scorer gave the buck a green score of 181 2/8", certifying the deer as a trophy animal. Jacob Knight of Park Valley, Utah was also cited in connection with the incident.

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