NAMPA -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for the public's help in finding whoever is responsible for poaching two elk near the Nevada border.
Officials say the animals, both five-point bull elk, were likely shot sometime last month just north of the Nevada state line and east of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.
A pair of Fish and Game conservation officers found the carcasses during a patrol. They had both been shot with a high-powered rifle and left to rot, officials say. The poacher or poachers did not attempt to remove any part of the carcasses.
Citizens Against Poaching is offering a reward for any information in the case, and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Anyone with information about the poaching incident or those responsible is urged to call the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999 or contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 during the week or Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.