I tried to refrain from judging without getting some more information. I mean...folks shooting cow moose and spike elk...there is a potential someone doing that is out sustenance hunting...especially in Idaho. Now...is that legal? No...as far as I know there is no real provision any more for sustenance hunting, but if I ended up a jury of a poacher, and that person was able to prove that shooting a cow moose is the only think that kept his family from starving...I'd be willing to push for jury nullification.
So...I did a little research, and found this story, and the attached picture removed all desires for leniency from my mind.
|Photo borrowed from the Spokane Spokesman-Review, for emphasis.|