Idaho agents want help in moose, elk poaching

Boise, Idaho (AP) November 2010
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is investigating a pair of poaching incidents, one involving a bull elk illegally killed on the Montana-Idaho border and the other a moose that was left to rot south of Lewiston.

In the elk killing, somebody killed the big bull on Oct. 16 and left it to waste on the East Fork of Indian Creek in eastern Idaho.

A field dressed carcass was found partially concealed.

And agents want help in finding out who shot and wasted a cow moose discovered Oct. 19 in the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area south of Lewiston.

People with information are urged to call the state’s poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999.

Rick Cooper, Fish and Game conservation officer based in Lewiston, says “hunters should be outraged” by these illegal killings – doubly so because the moose population in the Craig Mountain area is already low.