No pelt, possible jail for ex-Navy officer who shot wolf in Idaho

January 16, 2015 8:03 PM

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No pelt, possible jail for ex-Navy officer who shot wolf in Idaho

A former Navy officer who shot a wolf he thought was poised to attack his dogs while they were out for a walk in northern Idaho won't get to keep the pelt - and he could be in big trouble.

Forrest Mize, 53, a former lieutenant commander, said he shot the beast with a .22 rifle he carries because of mountain lions around his Rathdrum home because it was crouched and ready to pounce. After the Dec. 30 incident, he decided he wanted to make a trophy out of the 100-pound wolf, and that wa...

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