Elk NetworkInfo Sought in Idaho Elk Poaching Case

General | January 18, 2022

Below is a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

On the morning of January 9, 2022, two cow elk were shot out of season along the Big Salmon Road near Riggins, Idaho. This stretch of road receives a fair amount of morning traffic from sportsmen and public alike. Much of the meat was salvaged prior to Fish & Game being notified.

It is probable that motorists or sportsmen noticed the shooter’s vehicle along north bank of Salmon Road near Lake Creek Bridge 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 IDFG Senior Conservation Officer Ethan Bishop at (208)799-5010. Anyone providing information can remain anonymous.

For 2022, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.

(Photo credit: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)