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Fish and Game asking for public's help for two big game poaching cases

Posted: 4:51 PM, Oct 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-29 18:56:03-04
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Idaho Fish and Game is asking for the public's help in connection with two poaching cases in the Garden Valley/Lowman area.

Fish and Game says sometime during the evening of October 20 a spike elk was shot and left to waste on the Terrace Lakes Golf Course near Crouch, Idaho.

The next evening, a mule deer doe was shot and left to waste in the Rock Creek drainage near Lowman, Idaho around 5:00 p.m. A witness reported seeing a late 90s white Chevy pickup with Canyon County license plates leaving the area around the time of the second incident.

Evidence was collected at both scenes, but officials are hoping to learn more from potential eyewitnesses or others who may have information about the incidents.

“I am very interested in visiting with anyone who has information regarding these suspected poaching cases,” Fish and Game conservation officer Corey Taylor noted.

Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information in both cases and callers can remain anonymous.

If you have any information, you can contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day, or reach out to the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 (weekdays) and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.