I understand that I can keep the bones and antlers of any elk I find that presumably died of natural causes with no reporting requirements . However, does the Fish & Game have any interest in wanting to know about it? On Saturday I found a dead 6x bull that had probably died 2-3 weeks ago.
You can only keep antlers from found animals that have died naturally.
If you have any suspicion that the animal died by something other than natural causes, we especially would like to hear about it.
You can keep animals that died from injury incurred by vehicle by filling out a roadkill permit on our website by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the page.
We would be interested in knowing about dying elk and what caused the death as well, be it starvation, predation, or other cause so letting us know where the animal is would be helpful too. Also, by letting us know you would clear yourself of any suspicion surrounding the cause of death and your possession of the animal.
Thank you for your concern and assistance.
Online report forms:
Online report sighting of any wildlife in Idaho (dead or alive)
Report roadkill or salvage
Submit report (or call) about suspicious activity