Chief Game Warden Admits Hunting Violation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's chief game warden says he intends to pay a fine to settle a citation charging he was an accessory to taking an extra cow elk.
Chief Warden Brian Nesvik says he and his 14-year-old son were hunting in the Washakie Wilderness in Park County last week.
Nesvik says he instructed his son to fire a second time when it appeared that he had missed an elk with his first shot at 280 yards. Nesvik later found that his son had killed two cow elk.
Nesvik says he alerted game and fish investigators and packed out the extra elk.
Nesvik says his son was not cited because Nesvik was responsible for his son's actions. Nesvik says he intends to pay a $420 citation this week.