Press Release

Public's Help Sought in Deer Poaching Case

Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of two mule deer bucks just off Big Willow Road north of Emmett.

Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day.

Fish and Game conservation officer Brian Marek spoke with the landowner on Monday, February, 11th. The landowner reported finding two dead mule deer bucks near his residence and immediately adjacent to Big Willow Road that morning. Hours earlier, at 3:30am, the landowner was returning from work and spotted a vehicle parked along the road. As he prepared to investigate, the vehicle, described as a mid-sized SUV, sped away. Later that morning he found the dead bucks and made a call to Fish and Game. “Deer herds in this area are still recovering from the 2017 winter,” Marek commented. “Spotlighting deer during closed season only further hampers that recovery.”

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Craig Mickelson, IDFG

Evidence was collected at the scene, but Marek hopes to learn more about the case from an eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the poaching incident. “I am very interested in visiting with anyone who has information regarding this case,” Marek noted.

In addition to the CAP hotline, persons with information regarding this case may also contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 weekdays and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.

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