The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is looking for information to help solve two wildlife violations involving a mule deer buck and an elk in southeast Idaho.
A mule deer buck was discovered in sagebrush-covered private property west of the Twin Lakes north dam. It is likely that the deer was shot sometime during the first couple of weeks of November. Not only was the deer shot after the general deer season, the head was cut off and the animal was left to waste.
During the first couple of weeks in September, an elk carcass was found dumped near 2200 South and 900 East in Fairview, Idaho, just south of Preston. Though some meat was taken from the animal, much of the usable meat was left to waste.
If anyone has any information regarding either of these incidents, please contact Idaho Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer Korey Owens at 251-1923, or contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Department at 852-1234. Anyone who would like to provide information anonymously may contact the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999.
Rewards are available for information leading to arrests in wildlife violation cases. Set reward amounts are $100 for birds, fish, and general violations; $250 for most big game animals and wild turkeys; and $500 for trophy species, such as sheep, goat, moose and caribou.
With approval from the CAP board, these amounts can be increased in special circumstances, and donations can be made to CAP for specific cases.