Elk NetworkInfo Sought on Elk Meat Left to Waste in North Idaho

General | October 21, 2022

Below is a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. For 2022, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.

Idaho Fish and Game is seeking information about an elk being left to waste in St. Maries, a small community in North Idaho. The skinned elk was discarded in the dumpsters on the St. Maries River Road on Oct. 19 before 3 p.m. The head and two front quarters were removed, leaving the hindquarters, backstraps and tenderloins to waste. It is believed the elk was shot once in the chest cavity and once in the hind leg.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or any other wildlife violations, call Senior Conservation Officer Mark Maret at 208-204-3141 or the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers may remain anonymous. Any information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a monetary reward.

(Photo credit: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)