OROFINO - On Tuesday, October 1 at around 9 P.M., a local landowner reported hearing a shot off of Harmony Heights Loop Road near Orofino. The landowner discovered a wounded 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.