IDFG still searching for elk poacher

Posted at 11:27 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 13:27:22-05

The antlers of a poached elk have been turned in to Idaho Fish and Game officers.

The poaching case was originally reported on February 23rd when a dead elk was found on Spring Shores Road north of Boise.

After the incident was broadcasted by the media, it prompted an antler shed hunter to come forward with the antlers that were salvaged from the dead elk.

At this time, IDFG does not consider the shed hunter to be a suspect in the poaching case.

The hunter did provide information which led conservation officer Ben Cadwallader to determine that the elk was poached sometime between February 10th and 13th.

The antlers were scored between 310 and 330 points which would put the animal as a trophy according to Idaho Law.

The case is still active and anyone with information should call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline at     1-800-632-5999, twenty-four hours a day.

A reward is being offered for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous.