The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information about a recent deer poaching incident in the Idaho Falls area that occurred barely a mile outside of city limits.
On Wednesday, December 7th, someone shot a buck in a field near the intersection of 55th East and 1St Street. The head and antlers were removed, and the rest of the deer was left in the field. According to neighbors in the area, a rifle shot was heard around 7 AM. It appears from the evidence that one person walked out into the field to cut off the deer head.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Fish and Game office at 525-7290 or the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at: (800)-632-5999. You can remain anonymous. In this instance not only is poaching a concern, but also human safety because of the relatively close proximity that a high-powered rifle was used in relation to residences.