Public’s Help Sought in Pronghorn Poaching Case

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the recent poaching of a female pronghorn in hunt unit 38, just off of Cinder Butte Road in Elmore County. The doe was shot closed season during the last week of May, and no meat was taken. The doe recently gave birth to a fawn which was also found in the immediate area.

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

Fish and Game conservation officer Jeremy Gaffield is investigating the incident. Gaffield hopes to learn more about the case from an eyewitness or others who have knowledge of the poaching incident. “The doe pronghorn recently gave birth to a fawn, just one reason there is no spring hunt for pronghorn. I am very interested in visiting with anyone who may have information regarding this case,” Gaffield noted.

In addition to the CAP hotline, persons with information regarding this case may also contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 weekdays and Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 on weekends.

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