The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) needs your help finding who is responsible for poaching a bull elk in Dingle, Idaho, just north of Bear Lake.
Officials say someone shot and killed the animal on March 4 just off of Dingle Road in Bear Lake County. The elk only made it another 20 yards before it died from its wounds. The perpetrators left the meat to waste.
“Members of the Dingle community have been dealing with elk issues all winter, and have completely complied with the depredation hunts happening in the area. They have put a lot of meat in the freezer from these hunts, while reducing conflicts between elk and ag producers,” said Raliegh Scott, IEFG conservation officer. “To see someone now illegally shoot and leave an elk to waste is really frustrating.”
If you have any information, call any of these phone numbers: 208-270-9923, 208-945-2111 or 1-800-632-5999.
There is a $300 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.
For 2020, Remington partnered with RMEF to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.
(Photo source: Mason Moffat)