Information being sought on mule deer poaching
Information is being sought in the unlawful killing of a mule deer doe.
On Tuesday, March 2nd, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Conservation Officer Nathan Stohosky discovered a dead mule deer doe on Sant Road in Caribou County, approximately 1 mile north of the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Sant Road.
The carcass was partially visible from the road when it was discovered. An investigation revealed a small caliber bullet hole in the neck of the deer, and no parts of the animal were taken.
The mule deer doe appeared to have been killed sometime during the week prior to its discovery, most likely over that last weekend in February.
Officer Stohosky said, “This may have been an incident of people driving around looking for things to shoot, and unfortunately this doe became a target of opportunity. Often, these drives occur late at night and are usually accompanied by alcohol and poor judgment.”
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information related to this crime or other wildlife crimes is encouraged to call Officer Stohosky at 221-4513, the Caribou County Sheriff’s Office at 547-2561, or Fish and Game’s southeast Idaho regional office in Pocatello at 232-4703.
Those who would like to provide information anonymously can contact the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline at 1-800-632-5999.
Rewards are available through CAP for information that leads to an arrest.
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