Thursday, February 9th, 2023
Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

ID: Steelhead left to waste; public’s help sought

Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the
dumping of nine hatchery steelhead near Emmett.

Citizens against Poaching is offering a reward for information
in the case and callers may remain anonymous. Contact CAP at
1-800-632-5999, 24 hours a day.

The steelhead were discovered on Tuesday, dumped adjacent to the
Gem Cycle Park entrance road just off Highway 16 near Emmett, Fish
and Game officer Dave McGonigal said.

“It’s apparent that no attempt was made to salvage the fish,” he
said.

McGonigal hopes to learn more from an eyewitness or others who
have knowledge of the wanton waste case.

“I would very much like to visit with anyone who might have
information regarding these fish,” McGonigal said.

In addition to the CAP hotline, persons may also contact their
local Fish and Game office with information regarding the case. In
the local area, contact the Nampa Fish and Game office at
208-465-8465.

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