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For the week of July 31 - August 6, 2002


Corral Creek poaching investigation continues

Express Staff Writer

Despite months of fruitless work, Idaho Department of Fish and Game investigators have not given up trying to find the person or persons who poached a cow moose and her calf last October.

The large ungulates were killed in the Corral Creek valley, east of Sun Valley and south of Trail Creek.

A woman on horseback saw the killings, said Fish and Game Conservation Officer Roger Olson. The woman said a female companion of the shooter told her they had a permit, Olson related.

The witness said that after the second moose was killed, it rolled down the slope. The two hurriedly fled the scene in their pickup truck.

The cow weighed about 600 pounds and the calf was about 250 pounds.

The witness supplied investigators with "good descriptions of both the people and a vehicle they were driving," Magic Valley Region Investigator Jerry Altazor said.

Investigators also retrieved cartridge casings from the scene.

However, investigations have thus far been fruitless.

"We’re trying to find a vehicle that matches the description," Altazor said. "We just have not been able to put it together."

If arrested and convicted, the poacher could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and fined $1,000.



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