Elk NetworkCow Elk Poached in Idaho – Help Solve the Case

General , Poaching | July 1, 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.  

On Memorial Day weekend, a cow elk was shot out of season east of the city of White Bird off of the Free Use Road (Forest Service Road #243). This stretch of road receives a fair amount of traffic from sportsmen and public alike.

No attempt was made to salvage the meat. It is probable that motorists or sportsmen noticed the shooter’s vehicle near the intersection of Banner Ridge and Free Use Road and could offer information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Anyone having information about these poaching incidents is encouraged to call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline at (800) 632-5999 or Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer Ethan Bishop at (208)799-5010.

Anyone providing information can remain anonymous.

(Photo source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)