Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Public’s Help Sought in Elk Wasting Case

SW Idaho Fish and Game
Photo courtesy Robert Sellers, IDFG.
Evin Oneale
November 13, 2012

    Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the waste of a mature bull elk dumped on Shaw Road, south off the Grandview Highway in Elmore County on or about November 8.

      Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day.
      Responding to the initial report on November 9, Fish and Game conservation officer Robert Sellers found the poached bull with an orange and black rope tied around the head. Both antlers had been sawn off, with all the meat left to waste. The carcass had been skinned and cut in half.

      Evidence was collected at the scene, but Sellers hopes to learn more about the case from an eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the wasting incident. “I am very interested in visiting with anyone who has information regarding this elk,” Sellers stated.

      In addition to the CAP hotline, persons may also contact their local Fish and Game office with information regarding this case.

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