Elk NetworkHelp Sought to Solve Idaho Elk Poaching Case

General , Poaching | September 15, 2023

Below is a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. For 2023, 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 needs the public’s assistance in identifying the people responsible for illegally killing and partially wasting a bull elk off Keuterville Road near Cottonwood, Idaho (about 60 miles southeast of Lewiston).

On September 8, 2023, a local officer received a report of a large bull elk carcass left to waste on a local landowner’s property. The officer was able to locate the carcass and determined the backstraps and tenderloins were left to waste, while the head was cut off and the majority of the quarters were taken. It appears the elk was likely killed on September 6th or 7th.

Items left at the kill site will be able to help identify the people responsible. If you have any information on the unlawful killing of this bull elk, please call 208-792-7807, the Lewiston Fish and Game office at 208-799-5010 or the Citizen’s Against Poaching Hotline at 1-866-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a monetary reward.

(Photo source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)