Idaho Fish and Game conservation officers are asking for the public's help regarding a cow elk that was shot and left to waste on private land between Moscow and Troy.
Based on the evidence found at the scene, the elk was dragged a short distance and then abandoned. The shooter may have had second thoughts about getting the elk out without being caught trespassing on private property.
Regardless, it is another elk taken unlawfully and represents one less animal available for the law abiding and ethical hunter.
A landowner discovered the wasted elk on Friday, October 25, and evidence suggests the elk was killed a few days earlier.
"Someone has information regarding this elk, and I would be very interested in talking with them to help solve this crime," Senior Conservation Officer Tony Imthurn said. "The wasting of this elk was due to deliberate actions taken by the persons involved."
Anyone with information on is urged to contact Idaho Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999 or Idaho Fish and Game's Lewiston office at (208)790-5010. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.