BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Fish and Game is asking for your help in solving a mule deer poaching case in Boise's Baggley Park. Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for any information in the case.
Fish and Game conservation officer Joey Ishida responded to the report of the poaching and found blood next to the tennis courts in the park, located just off Parcenter Boulevard. A drag trail led northeast out of the park and ended in a cul-de-sac at the end of South Crosscreek Lane.
Based on the evidence, Ishida believes the deer was poached between 1 and 3 a.m. on December 10, dragged across the park and loaded into a vehicle in the cul-de-sac.
“It appears that the deer, possibly a large buck well-known by neighbors, was hit with an arrow in the common area, bolted across Parkcenter Boulevard and died a short distance into Baggley Park,” Ishida said.
Security camera footage obtained by Idaho Fish and Games shows a darker colored Jeep Wrangler with a brush guard cruising through nearby neighborhoods around 2:15 a.m.
“I’d ask that persons living on South Crosswater Lane, East Woodvine Court, East Monterey Drive and South Mariner Way review their security camera footage and report anything suspicious during the early morning hours of December 10,” Ishida noted.
If you have any information, contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 anytime, the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 during the week or Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends. Callers can remain anonymous.
As the weather gets colder, more deer and elk are coming down from the mountains and into the Wildlife Management Area outside of Boise.