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Idaho Fish and Game


Carcass of big game animal left to waste near Rockland


Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information regarding a possible deer or elk left to waste near Rockland in Power County.  The skinned and quartered remains of either a large deer or possibly a small elk were found west of Big Canyon Road next to a group of trees.  No head was present to aid in the identification of the animal.

The report came to Idaho Fish and Game through the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline on Friday, Sept. 30.  Based on the condition of the animal, it is likely the animal was killed earlier that same week when archery season was still open.

Waste of a big game animal is unlawful.  Imposed fines can reach up to $1000, include up to 6 months in jail, and loss of hunting privileges.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or any wildlife violation, please contact Senior Conservation Officer Nick Noll at 208-221-8134 or the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999.  Callers may remain anonymous and those with information leading to an arrest are eligible for rewards.