The discovery of six partially butchered pronghorn antelope carcasses has prompted the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to seek public assistance s asking the public for information to bring the poacher to justice.
A call to the Citizens against Poaching (CAP) hotline led conservation officer Rob Brazie to the antelope carcasses at the summit of Horseshoe Bend Hill on State Highway 55. The two bucks, three does and one fawn antelope were dumped in a pile a short distance from the roadway.
Only portions of meat from each carcass had been removed, making this a game meat "wanton waste" offense. "The heads of both bucks had been removed, and black vinyl tape was discovered wrapped around the left ear of each of the remaining four antelope," Brazie noted. Additional evidence is currently being collected at the scene, but Brazie would like to visit with anyone who might know anything about the six antelope.
Persons with information regarding this case are asked to contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 465-8465 or the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999, twenty-four hours a day. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.