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Here in scenic boundary county Idaho just a few miles from the Canadian border locals are used to seeing wildlife.
But when Jeremy hill's wife screamed after seeing three grizzly bears just forty yards from their home.
And He -- know -- -- word He crevice hunting rifle and shot the closest -- three times from his balcony.
Hill in just about everyone else in this rural county were stunned when He was charged with illegally killing an endangered species.
Facing a possible 50000 dollar fine and a year in jail.
Unbelievable and this is not understandable it was outside the scope of reality for people to understand.
After -- public outcry the US attorney cut -- deal of dumping the criminal charge but still forcing hill to pay a 1000 dollar fine plus some 20000 dollars in legal fees.
He paid the fine because He took a bear in violation of the Endangered Species Act even if -- -- being a nuisance or procedures outlined for how to do that.
He didn't follow the procedures.
The US -- seems to concede Jeremy hill fired the first two shots legally in self defense of his family.
But -- He crossed the line wasn't taking the third and final shot after He knew his kids were already safely inside the house.
Hill says with -- the humane thing to do but -- -- grizzly is an even more dangerous grizzly.
We've gotten to a point in this country where.
People are are restricted from their ability to defend their homes their families and their property.
Very dangerous animals that are unpredictable are known to kill people.
Grisly attacks are off this year experts blame -- late spring snow that forced the animals off the mountain in search of food.
Not a bear population that while improving is still fragile.
There are very many bears out there so we can't spare -- we don't want people killing them.
If they did absolutely have to.
Many conservationists -- the US attorney had taken this idol grisly killing all the way to court.
But most locals say it's the Endangered Species Act that needs an overhaul.
Putting people before dangerous predators in -- ferry Idaho Dan Springer Fox News.
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