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Mule deer illegally shot within Salmon city limits

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 13:45:08-04

SALMON, Idaho — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is looking for information about the illegal killing of a young mule deer buck within the Salmon city limits. On July 24, IDFG got a call about the deer on the 300 block of N. Charles Street. The deer was reported to be lying near the road.

After an examination of the deer, IDFG determined the cause of death to be the result of a small-caliber projectile piercing the heart and both lungs, according to a news release. The deer had been in good physical condition before its death. IDFG says the deer carcass was not salvageable.

If you have any information about this incident of any wildlife violation, contact the Salmon Fish and Game office at 208-756-2271 or the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous and those with information are eligible for a reward. The CAP reward for most big game animals is $300.

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