Press Release

Only antlers and ivories taken from bull elk shot and wasted near McKown Road north of Potlatch

On Thursday October 17, a bull elk was found wasted in a wheat field near McKown Road north of Potlatch, ID. The elk had been shot one time with only the antlers and ivories removed from the animal. All of the meat was left to waste from the elk. It is believed the elk was killed sometime between Sunday October 13, 2019 and Wednesday October 16.

“Someone has information regarding who killed this elk and we would be very interested in talking to them and solving this case” says Moscow Sr. Conservation Officer Tony Imthurn.

Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to call IDFG Sr. Conservation Officer Tony Imthurn at (208) 716-8099 or call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline 1-800-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.