Washington and Idaho game wardens are partnering to figure out who shot and wasted an elk and a whitetail north of Spokane late last week.
WDFW Captain Dan Rahn called it an “egregious crime,” because not only were the two animals illegally spotlighted and the meat left to waste, but there were “a total of four animals killed.”
The cow and doe were both in late stages of pregnancy, according to WDFW.
The animals were shot in a field 3 miles west of the town of Blanchard, Idaho, which is near the state line between Coeur d’Alene and Newport/Oldtown, somewhere between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. the evening of April 17, according to WDFW.
“The hindquarters of the elk were removed, but later dumped off Blanchard Cutoff Road, east of Highway 41 in Idaho,” WDFW reported.