On Jan 19, a houndsman near the Crow’s Foot area, past Boles, lost two of his dogs to suspected poisoning. The dogs were let out near the cattle guard at the Crow’s Foot and began sniffing around. The hunter noticed them licking the ground and they immediately started convulsing and were dead in less than five minutes. Hunting dogs are a huge investment and their loss hits owners hard, both financially and emotionally.
The poison may have been placed in the hopes that predators, like wolves or coyotes, would eat it and die. All too often there are unintended victims, like raptors and dogs, that eat the poison instead. Individuals with hound dogs or bird dogs are urged to take caution when on the Joseph Plains
Idaho Fish and Game is seeking any information on who may have placed the poison in the area and if any similar incidents have occurred. Any information is valuable. People can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Please call the CAP Hotline at 1-800-632-5999, the Fish and Game Regional office in Lewiston at 208-799-5010 or local Conservation Officer Erin Landers at 208-792-7807 to provide information.