Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding five mule deer bucks found wasted near the Homedale Airport and ducks near Buhl.
Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers may remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 any time.
The hides, heads and carcasses of the bucks were discovered October 17 along a rural road near a popular fishing area on the Snake River. About half of the meat required to be salvaged by Idaho law was left to rot. None of the shoulder meat was taken from any of the deer, and much of the other choice meat was also left to rot.
Fish and Game conservation officer Craig Mickelson would like anyone to share information they might have about the wasting.
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"Someone harvested these deer, skinned them, cut the antlers off most of the skulls and did not salvage all the edible meat as required by law," Mickelson said.
In addition to the CAP hotline, anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Senior Conservation Officer Craig Mickelson at 208-465-8465 or the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465.
Idaho Fish and Game is also seeking information on a case where poachers left 15 ducks to rot in Buhl in the alleyway dividing 11th and 12th Ave. North in the 800 block, which is between Pine Street and 1400 East in Buhl.
“There are seven hen mallard, six drakes and two pintails,” said Meghan Roos, Idaho Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer. “The ducks were likely killed and left sometime between October 11 and 12 and discovered on the 14.”