One man's guilty conscience may end up helping Idaho's pheasants.

State Fish and Game Department officials said they recently received a $100 bill and a note explaining what it should be used for.Apparently, a young man living on a farm in southern Idaho poached a couple of pheasants years ago. The man moved away but never forgot the illegal deed.

This fall, the poacher sent the anonymous donation to the director of the Fish and Game Department, along with a note asking that the money be used to help with pheasant production in Twin Falls County.

"I'm not proud of this act, and so wish to offer reimbursement for the damage done," the message read.