AZ: Game commissioner self-reports shooting of prairie dog after hunting season, gets citation
August 9, 2012
SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — A state Game and Fish commissioner says he
was surprised to receive a citation after he reported the shooting
of a prairie dog out of season.
Jack Husted tells The
Associated Press that he was unaware of a hunting season for
Gunnison prairie dogs when he took a friend's 13-year-old son out
shooting in Springerville in April and let him kill the animal.
State Game and Fish Department spokesman Jim Paxon
called Husted's action exemplary but says it doesn't erase the
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