Elk NetworkIdaho Authorities Seek Cow Elk Poacher

General , Poaching | February 8, 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 Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, a cow elk was shot and left to waste off the Blackstone Grasmere Road near Monument Butte in Owyhee County in southwest Idaho. 

A witness observed two men in camouflage clothing, driving a black, two-door RZR, shoot at the herd of elk and then drive off without retrieving the animal.  

If anyone has information, please call the Citizen’s Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999, the Nampa Regional Fish and Game Office at 208-465-8465, or Conservation Officer Lauren Howard at 208-616-4333. 

Callers can remain anonymous when reporting poaching activities and may be eligible for cash rewards when that information leads to a citation for a wildlife crime. 

(Photo: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)