Sometime around Wednesday, March 11, two deer were shot on private lands on Lightning Creek. The poachers entered private property, dragged the deer down the driveway, and then loaded them into a vehicle and left. One of the deer was located in line with a house. No one was injured, but the proximity of the house left the landowners very concerned. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) at 1-800-632-5999. Tipsters can remain anonymous and rewards can be claimed for information leading to arrest of poachers.
More recently, on last Sunday morning, March 15, two more deer were shot on Cow Creek Road above Lucile. This incident was on Forest Service land near private property and the poachers left the entrails of the two pregnant deer on the side of the road. Poachers also left some equipment behind; to claim it, they can contact the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office at 983-1100 or Idaho Department of Fish and Game Conservation Officer Roy Kinner at 983-8443.
“Again, all calls can remain anonymous and rewards are offered for information leading to the solving of these two incidents,” Kinner said. “Most times, it is citizens who lead the way to solving poaching incidents in Idaho County. Without concerned sportsmen and women, many of these cases go unsolved. Somebody knows who, what, where and why — and we encourage folks with information to make the call.”