IDGF officials are looking for information regarding an elk that was shot and left to waste in Garden Valley. Officials received a call about a dead spike bull elk that was found near Terrace Lakes Golf Course. Once on the scene of the crime, officers collected evidence from the surrounding area. After investigating the scene, officers believe that the elk was shot on Oct. 26th or 27th. Likewise, the elk was left to waste along the sixth and seventh fairways of the golf course. Likewise, the officers feel the person responsible must have shot the elk from either Warm Springs Road or from one of the cabins along Rainbow Ridge Road.
“Given where this occurred, it’s likely that someone saw or heard something.” – Corey Taylor, Senior Conservation Officer
As a result of where the incident took place, the IDGF is asking for public help in locating who left this elk to waste. As stated above, they believe that someone most likely heard or saw something while in the area. The overall lack of evidence has the IDGF hoping that someone will come forward with information.
Anyone that has information that results in the capture of the perpetrators could receive a reward from the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) program. Tips can be called into the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Likewise, anyone with information can call the Southwest Regional Office at 208-465-8465.
Wildlife poaching has been a common issue this year. As a result, it is our job as sportsmen and women to report violations when we see them. If you’d like to read more Idaho hunting news click here. You can also check out the IDGF website by clicking here.
So, what are your thoughts on this elk being left to waste? Have you ever helped catch a poacher? Let us know in the comments!