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Idaho Fish and Game asking for information about recent pronghorn poaching

Fish and Game finds poached deer near Melba
Posted at 10:33 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 12:33:10-04

ELMORE COUNTY, Idaho — Idaho Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of a female pronghorn in hunt unit 38, just off of Cinder Butte Road in Elmore County. The doe was shot in closed season during the last week of May, and no meat was taken. The doe recently gave birth to a fawn, which was also found in the immediate area.

Fish and Game conservation officer Jeremy Gaffield is investigating the incident. Gaffield hopes to learn more about the case from an eyewitness or others who know about the poaching incident.

“The doe pronghorn recently gave birth to a fawn, just one reason there is no spring hunt for pronghorn. I am very interested in visiting with anyone who may have information regarding this case,” Gaffield noted.

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, the number is open 24 a day. In addition to the CAP hotline, anyone with information about this case may also contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 weekdays and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.