Elk calf 'shot and left to waste' in Idaho; public asked to help in poaching case - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Elk calf ‘shot and left to waste’ in Idaho; public asked to help in poaching case

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Idaho Fish and Game Department Department said on Thursday, Oct. 8 that they are seeking the public’s help in a poaching case.

“An elk calf was shot and left to waste Sept. 24 at the mouth of Deep Creek in Unit 51,” Idaho Fish and Game Regional Communications Manager James Brower wrote. “Conservation Officers are looking for any information the public may have to help solve this case.”

When the shooting occurred, only archery season was open in the area, according to the release.

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“The calf was shot with a small caliber rifle,” Conservation Officer Joe Heald said. “If anyone heard a gunshot in the area during that time and has some information, I would appreciate a call.”

A reward for information that leads to a citation in the case is being offered.

“Fish and Game is asking anyone with information in this case to help us with the investigation by calling Conservation Officer Joe Heald 208-993-0429, the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999 or report online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/poacher,” the release states. “Callers may remain anonymous and a reward is being offered for information that leads to a citation.”