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Tundra swans shot and left to waste near Saint Maries in North Idaho

Saint Maries, ID– Released from Idaho Fish and Game

Fish and Game asks for the public to report information about illegal harvest and waste of tundra swans in the Panhandle

Idaho Fish and Game has received information about six tundra swans that were shot and left to waste near Saint Maries in North Idaho. Fish and Game is requesting the public to report any information about the incident.

Tundra swans are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, all six birds were killed during a closed season and their bodies were left to waste.

The swans are believed to have been killed on the weekend of March 25-26. The bodies of the birds were found approximately one mile upriver of Saint Maries on the Railroad Grade Road in a private, flooded field.

Anyone who might have seen or heard something related to the incident is encouraged to contact Conservation Officer Dustin Horn at (208) 916-6871 or call the Citizen Against Poaching hotline at 1-(800) 632-5999. Information can also be reported online.

A Citizens Against Poaching monetary reward will be requested for individuals who provide credible, detailed information which significantly helps to identify person(s) involved and which leads to any relevant charges.

Information about this incident can also be reported to the Panhandle Regional Office at (208) 769-1414.