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BONNERS FERRY, Idaho • A North Idaho man who fatally shot a dog after his father reportedly told him "to shoot the wolf" has been sentenced to two years of probation.
The Spokesman-Review of Spokane reports that Collin Cossairt was also ordered to pay $1,275 in restitution and fines when he was sentenced Thursday in Idaho's District Court.
Cossairt was found guilty of three misdemeanor hunting violations, including shooting from a vehicle, shooting across a road and hunting without a tag. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful.
His father, Kevin Cossairt, served four days in jail after being found guilty of aiding in a misdemeanor.
The May 2015 shooting occurred after the state's hunting season for wolves had closed.
A husky-malamute mix died at a Sandpoint veterinarian's office. Another dog was struck by the same bullet but survived.