SANDPOINT, Idaho -- An Idaho State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching for shooting a bull moose out of season last fall.
Cpl. Jeff Jayne entered his plea Wednesday during a hearing in Moscow.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson tells the Bonner County Daily Bee that Magistrate John C. Judge sentenced Jayne to six months of unsupervised probation, imposed a $500 penalty and revoked the trooper's hunting privileges for one year.
The moose's cape, antlers and meat were forfeited to the state.
Jayne shot the moose with a bow north of Ponderay on Sept. 11.
He reported the harvest to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which advised Jayne he shot the animal four days before the season opened.