Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching and wasting of five Canada geese, discovered February 17th at Mountain Home Reservoir. The birds were shot and disposed of sometime the week before.
Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day.
Fish and Game conservation officer Greg Milner determined that all the geese had been killed with a shotgun at another location and subsequently dumped at the reservoir. No part of any of the birds was taken by the poacher. At least one bird had canine tooth marks on it, indicating that the shooter used a retrieving dog.
Evidence was collected at the scene, but Milner would like to speak with anyone who might have information about the poaching incident. “I’m hopeful someone will make a call and provide information to move this case forward,” Milner said.
In addition to the CAP hotline, persons with information regarding this case may also contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 weekdays, Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends or the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office anytime at 208-587-2121.