A local landowner reported hearing a shot off of Harmony Heights Loop Road near Orofino, ID on Tuesday, October 1 around 9 p.m. The landowner discovered a wounded bull elk in the field early the next morning. There currently is no open hunting season for elk in that area. A county deputy came to dispatch the elk and Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) Conservation Officers determined that the elk was shot with a rifle in the spine.
Anyone with any information about the incident is encouraged to call IDFG Sr. Conservation Officer John McLain at (208) 827-1488 or call the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) hotline 1-800-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.