Press Release

Officers asking for assistance identifying person of interest in Blanchard poaching case

Owner of dark-colored Toyota Tundra with ladder rack wanted for questioning

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Doug Meyer/IDFG

Conservation Officers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are asking for the public’s assistance identifying the owner of a vehicle who may be linked to a poaching incident that took place near Blanchard the night of April 17. Officers are looking for the owner of a dark-colored Toyota Tundra, estimated year 2015 to present. The vehicle has a ladder rack in the bed and appears have a small step on the passenger side.


On the night of April 17, a cow elk and white-tailed doe were illegally shot three miles west of the town of Blanchard, in a field off Blanchard-Elk Road. The meat was dumped at a nearby location. Necropsies revealed both cow and doe would have produced offspring in the next couple months.


Anyone with information should call the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous and a reward may be available.