Poached with a pellet gun

Print Article

POCATELLO — A mule deer doe was illegally killed near Pocatello with a pellet gun.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants information regarding the killing that it says happened about 9 a.m. on Aug. 1, near a residence on Fruitwood Lane off Bannock Highway.

After checking the carcass, investigators determined the cause of death was a pellet that pierced both of the deer’s lungs.

“The deer had otherwise been in good physical condition before its death,” Jennifer Jackson of IDFG said.

Violations include taking a big game animal during closed season, taking a big game animal with an unlawful weapon, and discharging a firearm in Pocatello city limits, according to Fish and Game.

Pocatello ordinances define a firearm as “any instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell or bullets or other harmful objects by the action of gunpowder exploded within it, or by the action of compressed air within it, or by the power of springs and including what are commonly known as air rifles, BB guns, slings or flippers.”

Anyone with information should call conservation officer Tyler Peterson at 208-251-4515 or the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999.

— Ralph Bartholdt

Print Article

Read More Outdoors

Event to focus on timber management project

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press An open house has been scheduled to provide preliminary information to the public about the Forest Service’s Homestead Project, a forest rejuvenation project that could include timber harvesting and ...

Comments

Read More

Idaho asks to join fight to regulate bear baiting

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Idaho wants to join a federal lawsuit to defend its authority to allow black bear baiting on national forest lands in Idaho and Wyoming. Both states want to regulate hunting activities without additi...

Comments

Read More

Chronic wasting disease

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Chronic wasting disease, the sickness that affects elk, deer and moose and has been reported in 24 states including parts of the states of Montana, Utah and Wyoming, may be knocking on Idaho’s door b...

Comments

Read More

Grizzly bear shot, killed in North Idaho

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee BONNERS FERRY — An Idaho grizzly bear was shot and killed this week after being mistaken for a black bear by a Montana hunter near the Canadian border. Idaho Fish and Game said Friday that the bear ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2019 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X