TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-Investigators with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say two large game animals were left to waste in late September and earlier this month in east Idaho. Conservation officers are looking into two cases, one that happened around October 11 and one around September 30. Idaho Fish and Game got a tip of either a small elk or deer left to waste near Rockland in Power County. Conservation officers found skinned and quartered remains of the animal just west of Big Canyon Road without a head, making it impossible to identify. Leaving a game animal to waste is punishable of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, including the loss of hunting privileges.

Nick Noll, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Nick Noll, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

In the second case, conservation officers found a mule deer doe shot dead on private property near Inkom in Bannock County likely killed on October 11. "Violations associated with this incident include taking a mule deer doe during closed season and wasteful destruction. Though general deer season opened on Oct. 10, there are no antlerless hunts open in the Southeast Region other than a few controlled hunts with either-sex opportunities," said the agency in a statement. Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999.

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