Press Release

Spike bull elk found shot and wasted off of Fern Hill Road south of Deary on Oct 18

On Friday, Oct 18, a spike bull elk was found off of Fern Hill Road south of Deary. The elk had been shot with a rifle, gutted, and partially skinned before it was illegally dumped along the road. No meat had been removed wasting the entire animal.

“It is sad to find an animal wasted like this, especially when legal hunters are asking where to find an elk,” says the Deary area conservation officer, Brian Perkes.

Anyone with any information about this incident or any others is encouraged to call IDFG Sr. Conservation Officer Brian Perkes at (208) 959-1605 or call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline 1-800-632-5999.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.