Idaho Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of two five-point bull elk just north of the Nevada border and east of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.
It is believed the elk were poached sometime during September. F&G officials reported that during a routine patrol, Conservation Officers Brian Flatter and Kurt Stieglitz found the two bull elk shot and left to rot.
Evidence collected at the scene indicated that both bulls were shot with a high-powered rifle. No attempt was made to retrieve any part from the carcasses.
While evidence was collected at the scene, officers hope to learn more about the case from an eyewitness or others who may have knowledge of the poaching incident.
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In addition to the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999, Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 weekdays or the Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.
This is the third case in a few weeks of elk killed and left to rot. Others were found in the Deadwood Reservoir area and north of Mountain Home.