Hill, who could not be reached for comment, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor last week in a case scheduled for trial on October 4 in Coeur d'Alene. He was charged on August 8. "We believe he acted in good faith to protect his family," Seagrin Von Ranson, legal assistant for Hill's attorney, Marc Lyons of Coeur d'Alene, told Reuters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an Interior Department agency that oversees enforcement of the Endangered Species Act for most listed animals, declined on Monday to provide more details in the case, nor did federal prosecutors. "We're not going to try our case in the press," said Rafael Gonzalez, aide to Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson.