About a week ago, a trophy mule deer buck was found dead along the Boise River near Linder Road, not far from Eagle Island State Park. The animal is believed to have died on or around Nov. 7.
“The buck was killed with a bullet from a high powered rifle,” conservation officer Rob Brazie said in a release from Idaho Department of Fish & Game. “But the evidence suggests that the buck was only wounded by the shot, and that it then ran off and died at this location.”
Idaho Fish and Game officials said deer hunting in the Linder Road area is for short-range weapons only, and the buck season closed weeks ago.
Citizens Against Poaching is offering a reward for information about the case. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Call the poaching tipline: 1-800-632-5999. Anyone with information about this poaching may also contact Fish and Game’s Nampa office at 208-465-8465 (weekdays) and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 (weekends).
More steelhead coming to the Boise River
About150 steelhead will be stocked in the Boise River on Thursday, the last of two planned stocking efforts before Thanksgiving. About 150 were stocked in the river last week.
The fish will be stocked near the Glenwood Bridge, just below the Broadway Avenue Bridge behind Boise State, at Parkcenter Bridge and at Barber Park. No stocking will take place at Americana Bridge because of construction.