Blackfoot man sentenced for years of trapping and hunting crimes

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BLACKFOOT — A Blackfoot man lost his ability to hunt and trap for years after pleading guilty to over a decade of hunting violations.

Gage Allen, 33, pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of various wildlife crimes dating back to 2007. On June 24, Magistrate Judge James Barrett suspended 300 days of jail time and placed Allen on four years of unsupervised probation, court records show.

Allen also lost his privilege to obtain a hunting license for nine years and a trapping license for 15 years. He will be required to complete 100 hours of community service.

As part of a plea agreement, Bingham County prosecutors dropped 25 additional charges related to poaching. He had also been initially charged with four felonies related to the illegal killing and selling of bobcats, but those were amended to misdemeanors.

Between 2007 and 2019…

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