Press Release

Mule deer buck shot within Salmon city limits

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Citizens Against Poaching 1-800-632-5999

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information regarding the illegal killing of a young mule deer buck within the city limits of Salmon.

On Friday July 24, Idaho Fish and Game received a call about a young mule deer buck located in the 300 block of North St. Charles Street. The deer was reported to be lying near the road, but after an examination of the carcass, Fish and Game determined the cause of death to be the result of small caliber projectile piercing the heart and both lungs. The deer had otherwise been in good physical condition before its death. Unfortunately, the deer carcass was not salvageable.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or any wildlife violation, please contact the Salmon Fish and Game office at 208-756-2271 or the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers may remain anonymous and those with information leading to a citation are eligible for rewards. The CAP reward for most big game animals is $300.