Idaho wildlife advocate pleads guilty to poaching

Idaho wildlife advocate pleads guilty to poaching

Credit: Idaho Public Television, Outdoor Idaho

Marv Hoyt

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 11:23 AM

POCATELLO -- The Idaho director for the wildlife advocacy group Greater Yellowstone Coalition has pleaded guilty to poaching two elk.

The Idaho State Journal reports Marv Hoyt is currently on vacation and will retire from his post at the end of the year. Hoyt pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor charges of unlawful taking of game and wasteful destruction of wildlife. Prosecutors said Hoyt only had one elk tag but that he killed three cow elk during a November hunting trip in Caribou County.

Fish and Game officer Blake Phillips found the three elk carcasses. The first elk had been gutted and the meat taken, but the other two had not been harvested.

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