Press Release

Mule Deer Poaching in Bingham County

On the morning of Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game was contacted by a concerned sportsmen about a possible deer poaching near Wolverine Road in Bingham County.

Fish and Game investigated the scene located a short distance from Wolverine Road and just west of the Bingham County Rattlesnake Transfer Station entrance.

Evidence was discovered indicating a mule deer doe was killed -- its head and gut pile left behind. The doe was not the only loss as its two partially developed fetuses were also discarded amongst the entrails. It appears the pregnant doe was most likely killed the evening of Monday, March 9, 2015.

A well-worn, handmade pipe constructed of deer antler was left at the scene. It is suspected that it was used to smoke marijuana.

If anyone has any information on this case, saw anything suspicious in the area during this time frame, or knows anyone who may use this type of deer antler pipe, please contact Fish and Game Conservation Officer, Tom Burkhart, at 208-251-4507 or Citizens Against Poaching at 1-800-632-5999.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $300.00 for information leading to an arrest in this incident.