BLACKFOOT — The scene was a grisly one near Wolverine Road in Bingham County on Tuesday morning, March 10. The gut pile from a pregnant mule deer doe with two partially developed fawns was discovered by Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Fish and Game had been contacted by a concerned sportsman about a possible deer poaching. The remains were discovered just west of the Bingham County Rattlesnake Transfer Station entrance.
Evidence was discovered indicating a mule deer doe was killed, and its head and gut pile were left behind. It appears that the pregnant doe was most likely killed the evening of Monday, March 9.
A well-worn, handmade pipe constructed of deer antler was left at the scene. It is suspected that it was used to smoke marijuana.
If anyone has any information on this case, saw anything suspicious in the area during this time frame or knows anyone who may use this type of deer antler pipe, please contact Fish and Game Conservation Officer, Tom Burkhart, at 208-251-4507 or Citizens Against Poaching at 1-800-632-5999.
Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $300 for information leading to an arrest in this incident.