Cow elk, white-tailed doe illegally shot on Idaho-Washington border

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BLANCHARD, Idaho — A cow elk and white-tailed doe were illegally shot near the Idaho-Washington border the night of April 17.

Idaho Fish and Game officials said the animals were shot sometimes between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. They were killed three miles west of the town of Blanchard in a field off Blanchard-Elk Road.

IDFG said the quarters were removed, then dumped off Blanchard Cutoff Road, east of Highway 41.

Senior Conservation Officer Doug Meyer called the incident a “senseless crime.” Necropsies revealed both animals would have produced offspring in the next few months.

IDFG is working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999. A reward of up to $2,500 is available for information that leads to a citation.