Press Release

Entire cow elk wasted after being shot off of Wells Bench road near Orofino on Oct 10

Conservation officers urging anyone with information to call Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline at 1-800-632-5999.

On Saturday, Oct 12, a report came in to Idaho Fish and Game regarding a cow elk that was shot and found dead on private property off of Wells Bench Road northeast of Orofino. No part of the animal was taken. It is anticipated that the elk was shot from the road during the afternoon or evening hours on Thursday, Oct 10. 

"Every animal taken illegally is one less animal on the landscape available to the ethical sportsperson, " says Weippe area officer, Dave Beaver. Anyone with any information about this incident or any others is encouraged to call IDFG Sr. Conservation Officer Dave Beaver at (208) 791-5118 or call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline 1-800-632-5999.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. 

Concerned citizens who choose to “Make The Call” are instrumental in catching poachers stealing game and fish from Idaho’s citizens. The process is simple and direct, and you can remain anonymous. Dial 1-800-632-5999 to “Make The Call” today!