Officials seek info after bull elk poached

Officials seek info after bull elk poached
Posted at 1:55 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 15:55:13-05

COUNCIL, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho officials are seeking information about the illegal killing of a bull elk that had its head and antlers removed with the body left to rot.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a statement Tuesday says the headless elk was discovered Sunday and was likely killed on Nov. 25 or 26. That's weeks after the bull elk hunting season ended.

Officials collected evidence at the scene and additional information is being sought.

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 McCall office at 208-634-8137 weekdays and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.