Elk NetworkThree Elk Shot, Left to Waste in Southeast Idaho

General , Poaching | October 13, 2023

Below is a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. For 2023, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide. 

On Oct. 12, 2023, Idaho Fish and Game officers discovered three dead elk that were shot and left to waste on private property near the Kepps Crossing Road east of Idaho Falls in Bonneville County. All three elk were determined to have been killed on the morning of Oct. 12, and included a 6-point bull, a cow and a calf. No season was open for elk harvest in the area at the time.  

Given the busy nature of the Kepps Crossing Road, Idaho Fish and Game conservation officers are hoping someone may have witnessed the shooting or have information that will help solve the case.  

Fish and Game is asking anyone with information to call the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999, report online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/poacher or call the Upper Snake Regional Office at 208-525-7290. Callers may remain anonymous, and a reward is being offered for information that leads to a citation. 

(Photo credit: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)