Poaching

Idaho Fish and Game are investigating the poaching of two elk, a cow and calf pair, around the time of Nov. 22 in Owyhee County. 

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information from the public about a recent poaching of two elk that were a cow and calf pair.

Fish and Game said the two elk were found in Unit 40, just off Mud Flat Road near Pole Creek in Owyhee County. No meat was taken from either carcass after the animals were shot on or around Nov. 22.

The cow elk was radio-collared as part of a monitoring study conducted by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Jeremy Gaffield, the fish and game conservation officer who investigated the incident, said he’s interested in speaking with anyone who has information about this case. Evidence was also collected at the scene.

Citizens Against Poaching is offering a reward for information in the case, and callers can remain anonymous. Contact them at 1-800-632-5999 24 hours a day. In addition to the hotline, people with information regarding this case may also contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 on weekdays and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.

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