Calf and cow moose illegally killed in SW Idaho; five total so far in October - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Calf and cow moose illegally killed in SW Idaho; five total so far in October

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CASPER, Wyo. — Idaho Fish and Game reported this week that two more moose have been found illegally shot and killed in the southwest region of the state.

There have been five moose illegally killed in the region so far in October. Idaho Fish and Game reported on Oct. 19 the illegal killing of three moose and an additional incident in which a moose was illegally shot at, but likely survived.

The two new poaching cases reported this week involve a cow moose and a bull calf moose found left to waste “on the border of Unit 32 and Unit 32A west of Banks,” according to Fish and Game.

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“Fish and Game conservation officers received a call from the Citizens Against Poaching hotline on Oct. 18 regarding a cow moose that was shot and left to waste near Dry Buck Road, about three miles west of Banks,” the release states. “When officers arrived and investigated, an officer’s dog located another bull calf moose that was shot and left just a few yards away from the cow.”

“Officers gathered and  processed evidence from the scene, and believe that the two animals were shot sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 18.”

 Fish and Game add that Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward to anyone who can provide information in the cases. Callers may remain anonymous.

“Call the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999, available 24 hours a day,” Fish and Game said. “People can also report online at idfg.idaho.gov/poacher. In addition to CAP, persons with information regarding this case may also contact Officer Josh Leal at 208-989-9321.”