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Pregnant cow moose shot, left to rot in Benewah County

POACHING --The Idaho Fish and Game Department is looking for tips that might solve the case of a pregnant cow moose killed  along Penny Lane off Sanders Road about three miles north of Emida in Benewah County.

The cow that was carrying a fetus a little more than a month away from birth, department officials say. 

Conservation Officer Rob Morris said the moose was shot on the afternoon of April 22.  No meat was taken from the cow and there were no apparent indications that anyone made an effort to retrieve the animal.

“The person who did this took not only the cow moose from the people of Idaho, they also killed her unborn calf,” Morris said. 

If you have information about this or other wildlife crimes, contact the IDFG Panhandle Region Office, (208) 769-1414; or, contact Officer RMorris (208) 993-0283. 

  • The statewide Citizens Against Poaching hotline is (800) 632-5999.  

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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