Press Release

Trophy White-tail Buck Shot, Left to Rot near Whitebird

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for help in determining who shot and wasted a trophy-class white-tailed buck discovered recently in the Deer Creek area west of Whitebird.

The entire carcass was left to waste, with only the head taken. The deer was found on private property, likely shot from the Deer Creek Road sometime on or around November 16.

The deer was well known in the neighborhood because of its huge antlers that residents estimate at over 160 Boone and Crockett points. The deer had five points on one side and possibly six on the other with a drop tine.

Anyone observing suspicious activity in this area or with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a substantial reward.