On May 9th the Idaho Fish & Game Department reported that two bull elk have been killed and left to waste near Kerr Lake. Kerr Lake sits in Boundary County which is inside of the Panhandle Management Region.

Once officers arrived on the scene they found the two bull elk lying near each other in a private agricultural field. Evidence at the scene has led officials to believe the elk were killed sometime between the evening of April 30th and the morning of May 1st. It is believed these bull elk were shot from the nearby county road. The area is not heavily traveled, however, there are enough people in the area that someone may have heard or seen something.

Due to the lack of evidence, the IDFGD is asking for the public’s help in finding information. Anyone who might have heard or seen something related to these bull elk should contact the IFGD. Readers can contact Conservation Officer Nate Gattey at (208) 916-5902. Likewise, you can contact the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-(800) 632-5999. You can also call the Panhandle Regional Office at (208) 769-1414. Lastly, Information can also be reported online by clicking here.

Information that leads to an arrest would be eligible for a reward. Poaching and animal waste are crimes that hurt everyone. Hunters will now be unable to possibly harvest these animals. Wildlife watchers will not be able to enjoy these bull elk now. The state loses revenue from the illegal taking of a renewable resource, and lastly, the bull elk lost their lives for nothing.

You can read more about this illegal killing by clicking here. Likewise, you can read more Idaho hunting-related news by clicking here.

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