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Fish and Game investigating mule deer poaching case near Boise

Posted: 10:31 AM, Jan 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-09 17:31:58Z

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for the recent poaching of a large mule deer buck. The poaching incident likely occurred during the weekend of January 6th, officials said. 

Responding to a report, Fish and Game conservation officer Ben Cadwallader found the carcass of a large buck mule deer just one-half mile east of Arrowrock Dam off of the Middle Fork Boise River Road. “Based on the condition of the carcass, the deer was likely shot either this past Friday or Saturday,” Cadwallader said. The deer hunting season closed more than two months ago in this area. 

Evidence was collected at the scene, but Cadwallader hopes to learn more about the case from an eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the poaching incident. “I am very interested in visiting with anyone who has information regarding this poached deer,” Cadwallader said.

Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty-four hours a day.

In addition to the CAP hotline, persons with information regarding this case may also contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 weekdays and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.