Cow elk poached, domestic cow shot, later euthanized in Idaho - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Cow elk poached, domestic cow shot, later euthanized in Idaho

(Chad Wippermann, Idaho Fish and Game)

CASPER, Wyo. — A cow elk was shot and left to waste and a domestic cow was shot and injured in Idaho on Nov. 27.

“While evidence was collected at both scenes, Fish and Game Conservation Officer Chad Wippermann hopes to learn more from an eyewitness or others who have knowledge of these crimes,” Idaho Fish and Game Staff Biologist Mike Demick wrote in a Dec. 2 press release.

The cow elk was found poached on private property west of Leadore in hunt unit 29. The domestic cow was found shot in that area and Demick says it was later euthanized.

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“’We would like visit with anyone who may have witnessed anyone near Purcell Lane and Big Eight Mile Road during the morning hours of November 27,’ Wippermann said. ‘Ethical hunters and non-hunters alike should be outraged by these senseless crimes.’”

Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to share that information.

“Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous,” Demick writes. “Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day. In addition to the CAP hotline, persons may also contact the Fish and Game Salmon office at 208-756-2271 weekdays.”