Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Idaho Fish and Game is seeking information from anyone who may help lead them to the two people responsible for killing one mule deer buck and one mule deer doe during the closed season.
The incident occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, November 24, east of Tensed on timber company property off the end of Fox Road.
While a group of hunters in the area watched a herd of mule deer, they witnessed two males dressed in camouflage shoot and kill two of the deer. The two subjects appeared to be in their mid-20s.
The general season for mule deer bucks closed in the area on November 9. While there is a limited controlled hunt with only 60 tags for mule deer bucks in the entire Panhandle open through December 1, there is no harvest of antlerless mule deer allowed in the region.
Most of the meat and the antlers were taken from the mule deer buck. The meat was taken from the mule deer doe. The bones and hides were left at the kill site. The mule deer buck was a mature adult that likely had medium to large antlers.
Anyone with information regarding the illegal taking of these deer is asked to call the Citizen's Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999, or the Panhandle Region Fish and Game office at 208-769-1414.
Callers may remain anonymous, and monetary rewards are available for those providing information that leads to the apprehension of the violators.