Press Release

Public’s Help Sought in Elk Poaching Case

Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of two elk in hunt unit 40, just off the Mud Flat Road near Pole Creek in Owyhee County. The cow/calf pair was shot on or about November 22, and no meat was taken from either carcass. The cow elk was radio collared as part of a monitoring study conducted by Idaho Fish and Game.

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.

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Chel Curtis, IDFG

Fish and Game conservation officer Jeremy Gaffield investigated the incident and while evidence was collected at the scene, Gaffield 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,” Gaffield 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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