Snake River, Idaho ( KMVT- TV / KSVT- TV ) On Monday, Idaho Fish & Game District Conservation Officer, Ryan Hilton responded to a report of a sturgeon carcass at the Bordewick Access Site along the Snake River.
In Idaho, it is illegal to harvest Sturgeon and a recent case of poaching of the prehistoric fish has Idaho Fish and Game asking for your help.
"You know in Idaho, one of the reasons we live here is because a lot of folks enjoy wildlife. The wildlife belongs to every citizen in Idaho. So it's frustrating for sportsmen and the public in general to see people harvest animals illegally that's why we have laws to protect them, and in this case there's no harvest at all on sturgeon."
Anyone with information on this or any other wildlife crimes can call the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999 or the Magic Valley Fish and Game office at 324-4359. Callers will remain anonymous and reward money is available to those providing information leading to a citation to the responsible party(s). Video.