- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho wildlife officials are investigating after someone shot a bull elk and then left it to waste near Orofino.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says a local landowner reported hearing a gun shot on Oct. 1, and then found a wounded bull elk in a nearby field early the next morning. It wasn’t elk season at the time.

The Fish and Game Department says a law enforcement officer put the elk down, and conservation officers determined it had been shot in the spine with a rifle.

The department is asking anyone with information to call the Idaho Department of Fish and Game or the Citizens Against Poaching hotline at 1-800-632-5999.

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