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Idaho Fish and Game

Cartier Slough Wildlife Management Area WMA moose in brush 2005

Information sought about bull and cow moose killed and left to waste near Banks


This is the fourth and fifth illegally killed moose in SW Idaho in October

Idaho Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding two moose that were recently poached and left to waste on the border of Unit 32 and Unit 32A west of Banks.

Fish and Game conservation officers received a call from the Citizens Against Poaching hotline on Oct. 18 regarding a cow moose that was shot and left to waste near Dry Buck Road, about three miles west of Banks. 

When officers arrived and investigated, an officer's dog located another bull calf moose that was shot and left just a few yards away from the cow. Officers gathered and  processed evidence from the scene, and believe that the two animals were shot sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 18. 

Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information and callers can remain anonymous. Call the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999, available 24 hours a day. People can also report online at In addition to CAP, persons with information regarding this case may also contact Officer Josh Leal at 208-989-9321.

This case marks the fifth incident where moose were illegally shot at, and the fourth and fifth moose that were illegally killed in Fish and Game’s Southwest Region in October. Here is more information about the other cases.