Elk NetworkBull Elk Poached in North Central Idaho

General , Poaching | January 5, 2024

Below is a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. For 2024-2025, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching.

Idaho Fish and Game is seeking information about a bull elk shot and left to waste near May, Idaho in the Pahsimeroi Valley.

Conservation officers located the 5-point bull elk on private land east of Hooper Lane about 250 yards east of the Pahsimeroi River. The elk was thought to have been shot between Sunday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 27, and the entire carcass was left to waste.

“There are no bull hunts open, but we hope with the nearly 150 cow elk tag holders, someone saw or heard something in the area that will help us track down the violator,” said Conservation Officer Matt Cahoon. “If anyone has any information, we would appreciate a call.”

Anyone with information that may be helpful in this case is encouraged to call the Salmon Regional Office at 208-756-2271, the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999, or report online at idfg.idaho.gov/poacher. Callers can remain anonymous, and a reward is being offered for information that leads to a citation.

(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)