There has been a rash of poaching incidents in Southeastern Idaho recently and the Idaho Game & Fish is asking help from residents to solve the cases.
These cases aren't cases where someone shoots an animal illegally and puts it in their freezer. These animals were poached and left to go to waste. Poaching really gets my Goat, but shooting animals and leaving them lay to waste really gets me hot under the collar. These a$$holes need caught and sent to prison where they belong.
Here's a list from News Channel 6 from Pocatello Idaho.
-A bull moose was shot and left in Cellars Creek Drainage in Bingham County near Pasa la Coma Girl Scout Camp. The moose was shot sometime around September 26, 2007 and left to waste. A concerned individual reported the moose to Fish and Game on September 28, 2007. The moose was found intact and the antlers still attached. Someone had sawed off the right antler before conservation officers were able to examine the carcass.
The unlawful killing and wasting of the bull moose, which is considered a trophy species in Idaho, is a felony punishable by $10,000 in reimbursable damages, plus fines and court costs. The penalty is considered a "flagrant violation" which carries a minimum 1-year hunting license revocation and up to a possible lifetime license revocation. Furthermore, state law prohibits the possession of any wildlife parts from an animal which has been unlawfully harvested. Therefore, the person(s) in possession of the sawed-off antler is also in violation of state law.
-On Sunday, October 7th, a large pronghorn (antelope) buck was illegally killed and left to waste on private property on the east side of Bear Lake in an area known as Poverty Flat. Only the large set of horns from the antelope buck was removed.
-Three calf elk were reportedly shot October 15th, opening day of the bull elk season in Unit 75 (Bear River Zone B tag). The incidents apparently occurred in the Skinner Canyon/Pearl Creek area of Bear Lake County. One of the dead calves has been found.
-A large 4-point mule deer buck was shot and left to waste in the Garden Creek Gap area in Bannock County sometime around October 20th.
-An adult mule deer doe was illegally shot and left to waste in Caddy Canyon near the Black Rock area southeast of Pocatello. The incident occurred sometime within the past 10 days.
If you know anything about any of these incidents, anything at all, please call the CAP Hotline at CAP Hotline at 1-800-632-5999. You can also call the Idaho Game & Fish at Pocatello at 232-4703.
Any tip may help them break this case. Even if it seems insignificant, please call and give them the tip. You never know when the smallest tip may be the missing piece of the puzzle.