An illegally killed pronghorn buck was discovered recently near Stanley, and Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking the public for information to bring the poacher to justice.
While working in the Stanley area on Wednesday, August 14, Fish and Game conservation officers Johnathan Beer and Malcolm Clemenhagen found the carcass of a young pronghorn buck approximately 130 yards east of Highway 75 near the junction with Pettit Lake Road. Based on the location, Beer believes the pronghorn buck was likely shot from the highway. The entire carcass was left to rot.
“The pronghorn was likely shot with a small caliber bullet, .223 or smaller, sometime the early morning we discovered it,” Beer said.
The archery season for pronghorn opened in the area the next day. Evidence was collected at the scene, but Beer hopes to learn more about the case from any eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the incident.
“Someone in addition to the poacher knows about this and we'd like to visit with them,” Beer said.
Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information and callers can remain anonymous. Call the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day. In addition to the CAP hotline, persons with information regarding this case may also contact the Fish and Game in Salmon at 208-756-2271.