A northern Idaho man who shot and killed a wolf will spend six months on unsupervised probation.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 54-year-old Forrest Mize was convicted by a jury Thursday and can petition to remove the crime from his record if he completes his probation without violations.
Mize says he shot the wolf in self-defense. He later decided to keep the pelt, bringing it to a taxidermist and buying a tag.
Defense lawyer Michael Palmer says Mize thought he was killing a coyote.
Kootenai County Deputy Prosecutor Tony Clinger argued in court that the case came down to the fact that Mize didn't have the required tag before he shot the wolf.