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Investigation underway after two doe mule deer are shot and left to waste


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Idaho Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of two doe mule deer shot and left to waste near Elk Bend, south of Salmon.

Both deer were discovered Aug. 28 next to a remote forest road. No meat was removed from either carcass.

Fish and Game hopes to learn more from an eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the poaching.

“Someone knows about this and we’d like to visit with them,” noted Fish and Game Conservation Officer Chad Wippermann. “When this occurred, there was no open deer hunt of any type in the area,” he added.

Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a reward for information and callers can remain anonymous. Contact CAP at 1-800-632-5999 twenty four hours a day.

In addition to the CAP hotline, persons with information regarding this case may contact conservation officers Chad Wippermann at (208) 768-7094, Nathan Woods at (208) 539-4406 or the Fish and Game office in Salmon at (208) 756-2271.