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Fish and Game asking for information in connection with elk found shot and left to waste in Blaine County

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 16:24:46-05

CAREY, Idaho — Idaho Fish and Game is asking for the public's help after two cow elk were found shot and left to waste in Blaine County.

Officials say the elk were found north of Carey in the Road Canyon area. Fish and Game says one of the elk was fully intact, and the other was partially processed--but both had been left to rot up Road Canyon along the little Fish Creek Road.

Officials say they also found a bull elk carcass, but they believe the bull was taken legally.

Fish and Game is asking anyone who saw a vehicle or individuals in the Road Canyon or Little Fish Creek Road area between Friday afternoon October 30 and early Sunday morning, November 1, 2020 to please call Conservation Officer Brandyn Hurd at (208) 539-4403, or call the Magic Valley Regional Office at (208) 324-4359. You can file a report online here.

Callers can also report information about this incident or any incident involving a potential wildlife violation by calling the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers may remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a reward.