White-tailed buck poached; antlers removed, body left to waste in Idaho - Casper, WY Oil City News
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White-tailed buck poached; antlers removed, body left to waste in Idaho

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CASPER, Wyo. — A buck white-tailed deer has been found poached south of Salmon, Idado.

“The buck was discovered October 20th on private property, and officers believe it was likely shot from the Lemhi Backroad,” Idaho Fish and Game said on Nov. 5. “The antlers were removed and no meat was taken.”

“Evidence was collected at the scene, but officers hope to learn more from any eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the poaching.”

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The buck was found near Kenney Creek, which is south of Salmon.

“’Someone knows about this and we’d like to visit with them,’ said Fish and Game Conservation Officer Chad Wippermann. ‘It is unlawful for anyone to possess antlers from game animals that were killed unnaturally.’”

Idaho Fish and Game says that Citizens Against Poaching is offering a reward for information about the poaching. Callers may remain anonymous.

“Call the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day or the Fish and Game office in Salmon at 208-756-2271 weekdays,” their release concludes.