In a case of “do as I say,” Idaho Fish and Game Director Cal Groen notified Fish and Game commishes Friday, October 15, that he was served with a citation in connection with a trespass incident in the Elk City area.
Earlier this week, Groen and hunting companions were questioned regarding the incident that occurred Sunday, October 10. Groen’s companions also were cited, he said. While the charge is nothing more than a “ticket,” Groen has no doubt come under scrutiny of the commishes. Based on the circumstances as previously explained, it sounds like his job is probably not in jeopardy, but if convicted it will be a lingering embarrassment.
The Idaho County Sheriff and Idaho County Prosecutor are handling the case.
Fish and Game reminds all hunters of the importance of knowing their hunting ground and to ask first before each hunting season to ensure they have appropriate permission to hunt on any private property.
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