A beautiful mule deer trophy buck was shot and left to rot in Idaho.
Conservation officers in Idaho are seeking information on a trophy mule deer that was probably shot November 7 and found near the Boise River.
Deer season closed a number of weeks ago, so the buck was shot out of season and using a high-powered rifle, which are not legal for deer hunting in the Linder Road zone.
Rob Brazie, a Conservation officers from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game had this to say, “The evidence suggests that the buck was only wounded by the shot, and that it then ran off and died at this location.”
The hope is that the unique set of antlers on the mule deer will help with leads to catching the poacher.
“I’m hopeful that someone will recognize the distinct antlers on this trophy buck and be able to provide us with additional information regarding this poaching case,” Brazie said in a statement.
Officials continue to seek tips from the public for the deer that was shot near Eagle Island State Park.