LOWMAN • Idaho Department of Fish and Game said it wants information regarding the wanton waste of a spike bull elk in the Mace Meadows area of hunting unit 34 during the weekend of Sept. 27-28.
Responding to a report, Fish and Game conservation officers found the elk’s rotting carcass near the southeastern end of Mace Meadows in the Bear Valley Creek drainage, about 10 miles due east of Deadwood Reservoir. They determined the elk had been killed by an arrow, and extensive evidence was collected at the scene, Fish and Game said in a release.
Conservation officer Matt O’Connell wants to visit with any eyewitnesses or others who have knowledge of the elk waste incident.
“There is always at least one witness to events of this nature,” O’Connell said. “I am hoping that a witness will do the right thing and let us know what happened with this elk.”
Citizens Against Poaching is offering a reward for information, and callers can remain anonymous; call 1-800-632-5999, 24 hours a day. Or call Fish and Game’s Nampa office at 208-465-8465 on weekdays and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.