3 charged in trumpeter swan poaching death

Credit: Fish and Game

3 charged in trumpeter swan poaching death

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 2:24 PM

NAMPA -- Idaho Fish and Game officials say three Nampa youths have been charged in a trumpeter swan's poaching death west of Star.

The swan was found last month at the edge of a pond near Bent Lane.

Officials say four youths were involved but charges were filed only against three of them.

The five citations and four warnings include the illegal take of a migratory bird, aid in the commission of a misdemeanor and hunting without a license.

Officials say one of the suspects also poached a great blue heron, resulting in an additional citation for possession of a non-game protected bird.

A shotgun and a .22 caliber rifle were seized as evidence.

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