Fish and Game: Moose calf poached near Yellow Pine

Posted at 5:12 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 19:12:15-04

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of a moose calf (similar to the one pictured) near Riordan Lake, south of Yellow Pine. Officials say it appears the poaching happened sometime prior to the July 4th weekend.

Riordan Lake is a popular destination for anglers, hikers and ATV riders. Several Lake visitors have already been interviewed, and officers are following up on a number of case leads. “It’s hard to imagine the circumstances where someone would shoot a young moose calf and leave it to rot,” conservation officer Jon Hunter said. “If the responsible individuals come forward, their side of the story will certainly be taken into account. The other, less desirable option involves waiting until we knock on their door.”

Persons with information regarding this poaching case or Riordan Lake visitors who might have observed vehicles at the Lake trail heads between Thursday, June 30th and Saturday, July 2nd are urged to contact authorities.

Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in the case and callers can remain anonymous. You can contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty-four hours a day. Or you can also contact the Fish and Game McCall office at 208-634-8137 weekdays or Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.