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Idaho Fish and Game investigating bull elk shooting

Posted: 4:45 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 06:45:56-04

OROFINO, Idaho — Idaho Fish and Game is investigating after a bull elk was shot and left to waster earlier this month near Orofino.

Officials say a landowner called after hearing a gunshot off of Harmony Heights Loop Road around 9 p.m. on October 1. The next morning, a wounded bull elk was found in a field.

Idaho Fish and Game says the elk had been shot with a rifle. Open hunting season is currently not open for elk in that area.

Anyone with any information about the incident is encouraged to call IDFG Sr. Conservation Officer John McLain at (208) 827-1488 or call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline 1-800-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.