The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is investigating the illegal killing and wasting of two cow elk near Gifford.
The elk were discovered near mile marker 7 off the Reubens-Gifford Road on the morning of Monday, January 4th.
The elk were part of a small herd that had been seen in the area recently and one was pregnant with a calf due this spring. No edible meat was removed from either cow and both animals were not able to be salvaged.
Investigators believe the animals were shot from the road on the night of Sunday, January 3rd or early morning hours of January 4th.
Idaho Fish and Game is asking anyone with information to please contact the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-888-632-5999 or the Clearwater Regional Fish and Game office at 208-799-5010.
Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a sizeable monetary reward.